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MaTrIx709 09-10-2005 07:04 AM

some help with apt-get dist-upgrade
 
Why is it that even though I've dist-upgraded to testing, every-so-often an apt-get upgrade seems to hold back some packages. The only way round this was to dist-upgrade again. The packages that get fetched are from testing anyway.

Xian 09-10-2005 09:00 AM

An 'apt-get upgrade' will attempt to upgrade any installed packages, but if that requires pulling in other packages not currently installed then it will cease the attempt and designate some as being held back. The 'dist-upgrade' performs this extra installation step and so generally the number of held back packages is much fewer.

MaTrIx709 09-10-2005 11:13 AM

Cool, thanks.


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