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heiowge
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:19 pm    Post subject: Strange result... Reply with quote

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? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you need to do
Code:

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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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
Code:

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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bobthebob1234 wrote:
I think you need to do
Code:

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
Code:

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade


That's what I do that gives me the error! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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