Tuesday, March 25, 2014

[SOLVED] The following packages have been kept back

Problem

The message "The following packages have been kept back" appears when upgrading (apt-get upgrade), and the packages identified are not upgraded.

Solution

This happens when the dependencies of the identified packages changed and new packages need to be installed. We need to use dist-upgrade in order to install the new dependencies and upgrade the packages:

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

References

Some upgrades show packages being kept back

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