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Old 04-17-2012, 05:00 AM   #1
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Problems with patching Ubuntu server.


Hi
When I log in to my Ubuntu server i get this message:
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8 packages can be updated.
6 updates are security updates.
I then run the following commands:
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sudo apt-get update
and
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sudo apt-get upgrade
But only get this message:

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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?

/Andy.l
 
Old 04-17-2012, 07:42 AM   #2
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Possibly those packages depends on the packages that's kept back. To see what's happening try a simulation:
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apt-get -s dist-upgrade
 
Old 04-17-2012, 07:43 AM   #3
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I don't usually just say "google it" but in this case it works:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1110499
The above thread explains why this happens, but for more detail try looking a the documentation for Ubuntu.
 
  


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