Re: linux-kernel needs dist-upgrade (again)
- Date: Fri, 3 May 2019 09:32:54 -0400
- From: Greg Wooledge <wooledg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: linux-kernel needs dist-upgrade (again)
On Fri, May 03, 2019 at 06:10:45AM +0000, Bonno Bloksma wrote:
> I would like to understand why apt-get upgrade holds backup the upgrade of the Linux kernel.
Because the kernel ABI changed, and a new package has to be installed.
It's not just an upgrade of an existing package.
By default, "apt upgrade" will allow new packages to be installed, but
"apt-get upgrade" will not.
You can use "apt-get dist-upgrade". Or you can use
"apt-get --with-new-pkgs upgrade". Or you can (maybe?) tweak some variable
in apt.conf to make --with-new-pkgs the default behavior.