[kwlug-disc] ubuntu: why do newer kernel packages sometimes get held back on upgrade?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Jul 1 08:51:21 EDT 2010


  (normally, i'd ask this on the ubuntu users mailing list but i'm
getting kind of weirded out by how so many people there don't seem to
understand questions.)

  when i do a normal apt-get update/upgrade combo, why is it that
three kernel-related packages sometimes get held back?  as i read it,
i can, if i want, run:

  $ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

to pull them in.  is that the recommended way?  thanks.

rday

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