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hello! i noticed that openoffice.org2 has been in the repositories for a few days now. however, the software has been held back. my question is: why does software get held back? that's all! thanks a lot! Ian O'Brien...

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    Default apt-get upgrade Packages Held Back

    hello!

    i noticed that openoffice.org2 has been in the repositories for a few days
    now. however, the software has been held back.

    my question is:
    why does software get held back?
    that's all! thanks a lot!

    Ian O'Brien
    Ian O'Brien Guest

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    Default Re: apt-get upgrade Packages Held Back

    Ian O'Brien wrote:
    > hello!
    >
    > i noticed that openoffice.org2 has been in the repositories for a few days
    > now. however, the software has been held back.
    >
    > my question is:
    > why does software get held back?
    > that's all! thanks a lot!
    This is usually because the package requires the removal of another package.
    To get it to install use "sudo apt-get -u dist-upgrade". Pay careful
    attention to the list of things the new packages want to remove/update and
    if you're happy, answer yes.

    Cheers,

    James
    --
    A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
    -- B. Franklin

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