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

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Thu Jul 1 09:52:08 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca>wrote:

>  (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.

Did you try aptitude instead?

aptitude update && aptitude safe-upgrade

aptitude update && aptitude full-upgrade

The second should pull all kernel updates, the former may say some are held
Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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