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andy.l 04-17-2012 05:00 AM

Problems with patching Ubuntu server.
When I log in to my Ubuntu server i get this message:

8 packages can be updated.
6 updates are security updates.

I then run the following commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade
But only get this message:


Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  landscape-common linux-headers-server linux-image-server linux-server
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 4 not upgraded.

Why don't I get to install the security patches that clearly is missing?


towheedm 04-17-2012 07:42 AM

Possibly those packages depends on the packages that's kept back. To see what's happening try a simulation:

apt-get -s dist-upgrade

273 04-17-2012 07:43 AM

I don't usually just say "google it" but in this case it works:
The above thread explains why this happens, but for more detail try looking a the documentation for Ubuntu.

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