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Postby heiowge » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:19 pm

I've been getting this for about 6 months now after every upgrade on both Mint 12 and Mint 11.


The following packages have been kept back:
linux-generic linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.


Any idea why it's not upgrading those 3 packages? :?
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:20 pm

I think you need to do
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


to upgrade them. I they are just updated kernels, and some people may not want to update their kernel.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:05 pm

That usually happens because you have a package installed that depends on an earlier version of the packages being held back, or is incompatible with the newer version.

try
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apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

that will flush the apt database and update you to the latest versions without upgrading the distro.
It may also give you an error message explaining why it has not updated particular packages
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Postby heiowge » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:05 pm

bobthebob1234 wrote:I think you need to do
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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


to upgrade them. I they are just updated kernels, and some people may not want to update their kernel.


Does this work effectively in Mint? I know they frown on that sort of thing in the Mint camp, where it's standard fayre on Ubuntu. I assume it works, but does that mean I'll still be on Mint 12 or will I be on Mint 13 RC?

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:try
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apt-get update
apt-get upgrade


That's what I do that gives me the error! :lol:
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:41 pm

heiowge wrote:Does this work effectively in Mint? I know they frown on that sort of thing in the Mint camp, where it's standard fayre on Ubuntu. I assume it works, but does that mean I'll still be on Mint 12 or will I be on Mint 13 RC?


You'll still be on Mint 12, just with a different kernel (new drivers, etc). See http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2 how to upgrade to a newer release. It involves changing the package repositories.

heiowge wrote:That's what I do that gives me the error!


Its not an error, just a message saying they won't be upgraded :D
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Postby ajgreeny » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:42 pm

By default Mint has never updated the kernel, nor other packages that could give potential for problems to the system GUI.

If you want to do so, you can set the system to use all five of the update categories of packages. Just go to settings in the mint-update-manager and change the option there, then every package available will be updated.
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