rpdom wrote:To upgrade those packages and install the new ones you need to run "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade", which will upgrade and install them.
But what about the frequent advice that dist-upgrade should not be run, the frequent warnings that it can break things, may change things I have previously set up ?
Do I need to install the packages kept back ? Am I better off having them or not having them ?
If I just ignore the issue, ignore the kept backs, am I simply digging myself into future problems ? It seems I am between a rock and a hard place.
Is there any way to find out how and why I've got into a situation where things are being kept back ? I have regularly updated / upgraded so I am not sure why or how I ended up in this position.