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  1. #1
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    apt-get upgrade packages kept back

    Hello everyone!
    Here with another question.
    Just recently reinstalled Kali Linux on my laptop.
    Since the driver is not available during the installation from the live usb, i did the installation without an internet connection.

    Later on, i added the official Kali repositories, and ran apt-get update && apt-get upgrade.

    This is what came next:
    The following packages have been kept back:
    apache2 apache2-bin apache2-data apache2-utils beef-xss bind9-host clang-4.0
    cpp-7 cryptsetup-bin default-jdk default-jdk-headless default-jre
    default-jre-headless dnsutils dradis e2fslibs e2fsprogs eog evince
    evince-common evolution-data-server evolution-data-server-common exploitdb
    firefox-esr g++-7 gawk gcc-7 gcc-7-base gir1.2-evince-3.0
    gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0 gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0 gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0
    gir1.2-gweather-3.0 gir1.2-javascriptcoregtk-4.0 gir1.2-totem-1.0
    gir1.2-webkit2-4.0 glusterfs-common gnome-calculator gnome-contacts
    gnome-control-center gnome-control-center-data gnome-core gnome-font-viewer
    gnome-keyring gnome-session gnome-session-bin gnome-session-common
    gnome-settings-daemon gnome-shell gnome-shell-common gnome-shell-extensions
    gnome-software gnome-software-common gnome-themes-standard gnome-tweak-tool
    gstreamer1.0-libav gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad gstreamer1.0-plugins-base
    gstreamer1.0-plugins-good gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio
    gstreamer1.0-x imagemagick-6.q16 isc-dhcp-client joomscan kali-linux-full
    libalgorithm-diff-xs-perl libaprutil1 libaprutil1-dbd-sqlite3
    libaprutil1-ldap libasan4 libavcodec57 libavfilter6 libavformat57
    libbind9-160 libblockdev-crypto2 libcamel-1.2-60 libcilkrts5
    libclang-common-4.0-dev libclang1-4.0 libcomerr2 libcrypt-ssleay-perl
    libdbd-mysql-perl libdbd-sqlite3-perl libdbi-perl libdns169 libevdocument3-4
    libevview3-3 libgcc-7-dev libgdal20 libgeotiff2 libgfortran4
    libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0
    libgstreamer1.0-0 libisc166 libisccc160 libisccfg160
    libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 libllvm4.0 liblwgeom-2.4-0 liblwgeom-dev
    liblwres160 libmoose-perl libmpc3 libnautilus-extension1a libnet-ssh2-perl
    libnet-ssleay-perl libobjc-7-dev libogdi3.2 libopencv-calib3d3.2
    libopencv-contrib3.2 libopencv-core3.2 libopencv-features2d3.2
    libopencv-flann3.2 libopencv-highgui3.2 libopencv-imgcodecs3.2
    libopencv-imgproc3.2 libopencv-ml3.2 libopencv-objdetect3.2
    libopencv-photo3.2 libopencv-shape3.2 libopencv-stitching3.2
    libopencv-superres3.2 libopencv-video3.2 libopencv-videoio3.2
    libopencv-videostab3.2 libopencv-viz3.2 libpam-systemd libpcsc-perl
    libperl5.26 libqgis-customwidgets libradare2-dev libspatialite7 libss2
    libstdc++-7-dev libsystemd0 libterm-readline-gnu-perl libtotem0 libubsan0
    libvolume-key1 libvtk6.3 libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 libwine libyelp0
    linux-image-amd64 llvm-4.0 llvm-4.0-dev llvm-4.0-runtime magicrescue man-db
    mc mc-data metasploit-framework mitmproxy mutter nautilus nautilus-data
    nodejs openssh-client openssh-server openssh-sftp-server ophcrack perl
    perl-base php php-mysql pocl-opencl-icd proj-bin python-jsbeautifier
    python-matplotlib python-openpyxl python-paramiko python-pyasn1
    python-pyasn1-modules python-pysnmp4 python-pyspatialite python-pytest
    python-qgis python-qgis-common python-wxgtk3.0 python3-cupshelpers
    python3-hyperframe python3-jsbeautifier python3-mpltoolkits.basemap
    python3-paramiko python3-pyasn1 python3-sqlalchemy radare2 ruby ruby-atomic
    ruby-dataobjects-mysql ruby-dataobjects-postgres ruby-dataobjects-sqlite3
    ruby-dev ruby-eventmachine ruby-ffi ruby-hitimes ruby-http-parser.rb
    ruby-json ruby-msgpack ruby-nio4r ruby-nokogiri ruby-oj ruby-sqlite3
    ruby-therubyracer ruby-unf-ext ruby-yajl sqlmap system-config-printer-common
    system-config-printer-udev systemd texlive-binaries thin totem totem-plugins
    tracker-extract tracker-miner-fs vim vim-common vim-gtk vim-gui-common
    vim-runtime vim-tiny wafw00f wine wine64 x11proto-core-dev
    x11proto-damage-dev x11proto-dri2-dev x11proto-fixes-dev x11proto-gl-dev
    x11proto-input-dev x11proto-kb-dev x11proto-xext-dev
    x11proto-xf86vidmode-dev yelp zerofree
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 238 not upgraded.


    Now.. i now could install those packages by running a simple apt-get dist-upgrade. But it's a command that i had to be very aware of back when i was using Debian, so i am skeptical about using it with Kali too now.

    I know that packages are kept back when they request additional dependencies not currenlty installed, do they do not run from the simple upgrade command.

    And here's my question:

    As a general rule, would you consider apt-get dist-upgrade command a safe option? can it cause problems to my system messing up dependencies here and there??

    I posted the entire output of the terminal for that reason as well, so you can see what are the packages that are being kept back and maybe know the reason why they are. Again this is a fresh Kali installation from live image (official amd64 image from the kali website).

    Thanks in advance !!!

  2. #2
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    Read more here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/601/...-do-i-solve-it

    This answers all of your questions I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r4wstring View Post
    Read more here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/601/...-do-i-solve-it

    This answers all of your questions I believe.
    Uhm i've read this post, but there are also several that argue different things. Some people say using dist-upgrade command is safe, some other say it's not completely safe.. i was just wondering what is the case in my specific case (that's why i posted the complete output of my terminal specifying that is a fresh installation)

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by neminem85 View Post
    Uhm i've read this post, but there are also several that argue different things. Some people say using dist-upgrade command is safe, some other say it's not completely safe.. i was just wondering what is the case in my specific case (that's why i posted the complete output of my terminal specifying that is a fresh installation)

    Thanks
    Well, my Kali is fully customized, I wouldn't use dist-upgrade without saving everything first !!
    Back it all up.
    Make sure you backup all the files you modified for later comparison.

  5. #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by r4wstring View Post
    Well, my Kali is fully customized, I wouldn't use dist-upgrade without saving everything first !!
    Back it all up.
    Make sure you backup all the files you modified for later comparison.
    Thank you! will do

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