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Old 06-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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aptitude update output

I ran aptitude and it had the following output:
Current status: 5 updates [+5], 12997 new [+8].

I applied the updates using aptitude safe-upgrade and it installed the 5 updates. What about the +8 12997 updates?
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it's been some years since I've used aptitude (apt-get is more to my liking and is the recommended on my distro), so I don't remember exactly how to interpret that output. However I can think of a couple of reasons:

- You have some packages on hold. To check you can run:
aptitude search "~ahold" | grep "^.h"
- You need to do a "aptitude full-upgrade" (new packages to install)




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