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Author: terryc
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] routine ascii upgrade mysteriously on hold
On Sat, 31 Jul 2021 16:03:53 -0400
Hendrik Boom <hendrik@???> wrote:

> I'm practicing upgrades on my spare laptop, getting ready for doing
> my server upgrade from ascii to beowulf..
> They are both running ascii.
> Starting, of course, by making the ascii up to date still as ascii,
> before I try tye upgrade to beowulf.
> Having trouble doing even this innocuous act.
> I tried starting by using interactive aptitude to just update and
> upgrade.
> Only to discover that *every* package that might be upgraded was
> "held", and could therefore not be upgraded even though newer
> packages were available.
> What could be causing this? Or rather, how should I go about trying
> to track down the origin of these holds/this mass hold?
> 55 packagesin the list of packages held back.
> and
> 282 packages being "automatically held in their current state".

Could they require a "dist-upgrade"?
IME, that usually deals with held packages.