From: Martin Feeney (martin at domain tuatha.org)
Date: Wed 03 Oct 2001 - 14:29:39 IST
On Wed, 03 Oct 2001 14:14:27 Tiarnan O'Corrain wrote:
> > From: Paul Jakma [mailto:paulj at domain alphyra.ie]
> > one for the debian users:
> > - held back packages: how do i find out why?
> Because no newer version of the package is available, or because
> you have requested that the package be held back.
Most likely there are non-ambiguous changes that the new version depends
on that upgrade won't make for you. Try "apt-get -u dist-upgrade" to see
what's going on.
> > - not enough space in /var/cache/apt/archives/: if you have lots of
> > packages on an upgrade, is there anyway round the above problem?
> Try apt-get clean before the upgrade to clean out any existing
> debs. If that's not enough, try replicating the structure in
> a different filesystem, and use symbolic links.
Don't do apt-get clean yet. Try "apt-get autoclean" first. That won't
delete any debs you actually need.
If you still don't have enough room, find out what's to be upgraded and
"apt-get install" some of the individual packages and "apt-get autoclean"
again to free up some room.
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