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Re: linux-kernel needs dist-upgrade (again)




On 5/3/2019 3:32 PM, Greg Wooledge wrote:
> 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.
>

Or to install the package without using dist-upgrade:

$ apt-get install <PKG>

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John Doe