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Ubuntu server holding back on me


I really just want to know why the disconnect between what login says and
what APT says.

On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:29 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:

> As I understand it, dist-upgrade takes me to the latest release.  I don't
> want that.  I stay at LTS releases on purpose.  All I want really are
> security updates until the next LTS rolls out.
>
>
> On Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:14 PM, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 21 September 2017 at 21:02, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > ...
>> > But when I try to get the indicated updates, I see:
>> > root at gog:~# apt-get update
>> > Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease
>> > Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease
>> > Hit:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease
>> > Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease
>> > Reading package lists... Done
>> > root at gog:~# apt-get upgrade
>> > Reading package lists... Done
>> > Building dependency tree
>> > Reading state information... Done
>> > Calculating upgrade... Done
>> > 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.
>> >
>> > And indeed the kernel is at 4.4.0-62, while my non-server installs are
>> at 4.4.0-96.  Is the holdback related to the "InRelease" status?
>> >
>> > Is there any reason I should not get an upgraded kernel, and if so, how
>> do I do that.
>>
>> You should use
>> apt-get dist-upgrade
>> or in fact the utility that supersedes aptget
>> apt full-upgrade
>>
>> which not only upgrades existing packages but installs any new ones
>> required.
>>
>> Colin
>>
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