how to install the "packages that have been held back" when doing "apt-get upgrade&qu
I'm using Debian Sarge, and when i do an "apt-get upgrade," i notice an ever-increasing list of packages that are "kept back." What causes these packages to be held back? cross-dependencies maybe? do i want them to be installed? a lot of them appear to be gnome packages. if i wanted to install them, what would be the best way to go about it? i've tried using synaptic to "upgrade" packages individually, but when i do that, it appears that apt wants to remove a lot of gnome packages before proceeding. i use gnome as my desktop environment, so i decided not to do that. thanks for your thoughts.