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Old 01-04-2006, 09:25 AM   #1
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unable to update files


hi, whenever I do an ugrade or something with apt, it keeps telling me that these are held back, i.e. not upgraded:


bittorrent-gui contact-lookup-applet libedata-book1.2-2 libpt-plugins-alsa libpt-plugins-v4l2 xfce4-mixer

how can I upgrade them or if they are newest version, how do I tell my ubuntu?

thanks, paddy
 
Old 01-04-2006, 09:36 AM   #2
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Maybe there are some broken dependencies. Try:
apt-get -f install

If that doesn't help try to remove those packages via
dpkg --remove

and reinstall them.

flesym
 
Old 01-05-2006, 05:56 AM   #3
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thanks, forcing helped w/ some and removing w/ the others.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 07:38 AM   #4
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Oh, that is good to know, but to avoid misconceptions: 'apt-get -f install' is no "forcing" at all, but stands for '--fix-broken' and is used to solve problems with broken dependencies. See 'man apt-get' for further details.

Bye
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