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Thread: I could use some help with update....

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006

    I could use some help with update....

    I am trying to update and then upgrade and I am getting an error...

    I'm using
    sudo apt-get update followed by sudo-apt-get upgrade

    "The following packages have been kept back:
    aptdaemon python-apt python-aptdaemon python-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets
    python3-aptdaemon python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets python3-aptdaemon.pkcompat
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 7 not upgraded."

    Can anyone help ? Thanks
    Last edited by Avinator; 4 Weeks Ago at 12:11 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Sunny Southend-on-Sea
    Kubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

    Re: I could use some help with update....

    apt-get isn't the only upgrade option. The default has moved to apt, although I couldn't tell you what the differences are between them without looking it up. Another one is aptitude which handles dependencies differently to apt-get and has a neat ncurses interface if you like that kind of thing. Again, I couldn't tell you the exact differences without looking them up.

    In addition to picking a different tool you can also pick different options: apt-get dist-upgrade or apt full-upgrade relax the dependency handling to allow the removal of packages to help with dependency resolution.

    Or it might just be a temporary issue, and just waiting to do it will fix whatever it is.

  3. #3
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    Re: I could use some help with update....

    Post the output the following.

    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    If there are errors follow any suggested commands in the ouput.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    51.8° N 5.8° E
    Xubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine

    Re: I could use some help with update....

    Your apt-get upgrade doesn't report any errors, so I don't expect inconsistencies in your package management.

    This could be a temporary server issue. Try again later. Run sudo apt update again. If that doesn't resolve it, show us the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list and tell us which version of Ubuntu you use (although we should be able to tell from the contents of that file).

    FWIW, I just upgraded 6 packages related to the 7 you have trouble with.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007

    Re: I could use some help with update....

    I would try sudo
    apt full-upgrade
    I find that usually works with packages that have been kept back.


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