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    Linux headers held back

    Hi everyone,

    Why are 3 Linux headers being held back. I guessing it has to do with a question I answered regarding the kernel selection when installing Lucid. Here is the end result of my
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade:

    The following packages have been kept back:
    linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.
    mikodo@mikodo-desktop:~$

    How can I change things, so that I receive the newest headers? Or, is this somthing not that important, as everything is running smoothly, in this, the only OS on my computer?

    Thanks

    EDIT: Would sudo aptitude dist-upgrade sort it out?
    Last edited by mikodo; July 4th, 2010 at 01:27 AM.

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    Re: Linux headers held back

    Try this:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

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    Wink Re: Linux headers held back

    Quote Originally Posted by wojox View Post
    Try this:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    Yes that did it!

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Last edited by mikodo; July 14th, 2010 at 06:45 PM.

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    Question Re: Linux headers held back

    Hey!

    I´ve got the same issue on 10.10 alpha 2 but "sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" didn´t do it for me. Any suggestions? I am lost.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: Linux headers held back

    Quote Originally Posted by noneofthem View Post
    Hey!

    I´ve got the same issue on 10.10 alpha 2 but "sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" didn´t do it for me. Any suggestions? I am lost.

    Thanks a lot!

    none of them
    You dont need the double upgrade by the way this will do "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade"

    In the development release using dist-upgrade can remove packages so be very careful.
    Instead use this.
    Code:
    sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade
    If any packages are still held back it means all the dependencies are still not available.

    See this forums stickys. Maverick
    And post in there for 10.10 issues.
    Last edited by philinux; July 8th, 2010 at 12:37 PM.

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    Lightbulb Re: Linux headers held back

    Thanks a lot! That did it for me!

    All the best from Germany!

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    Re: Linux headers held back

    Sorry, I had realized that the command should have been
    Code:
    sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    I should have corrected it, for anyone else to read. Done now.

    Good thing though, that it wasn't used in a Alpha/developmental release, as Phil pointed out.

    Mike
    Last edited by mikodo; July 15th, 2010 at 05:50 PM.

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