Packages held back...

  • Lo

    I've noticed in the nightly update checks that:

    The following packages have been kept back:
    e2fsprogs libext2fs2

    So, given that sometimes they need a specific poke, I tried

    # apt-get install libext2fs2

    And this horrifying message was returned....

    Oddly enough, I don't want half the valid OS (and OMV!) being ripped out, so I hit CTRL-C

    I noticed e2fsprogs was saying it would be removed, so checked that one:

    I did wonder if a dodgy repo was at fault, but from what I can see with apt-cache showpkg on either package, both are coming direct out of the core debian repos (I DO have an HP repo available for my microserver's agentless management service).

    A double check:


    ...shows they are the main repos - albeit backports
    I have proxmox installed via omx-extras - and uname-r shows


    How do I get out of this one? (or is it a waiting game?)

    • Official Post

    Read this thread it's a waiting game, if cron-apt informs you it's being held back there is a reason

    Raid is not a backup! Would you go skydiving without a parachute?

    OMV 6x amd64 running on an HP N54L Microserver

  • Thanks (and I see similar from that poster and another now) - I did a search for these packages before I posted and didn't get a response (mind you I got an error when I submitted the post too, so...)

    I shall leave it do it's thing.

    I have a salient tale of "not paying attention" before on a previous OMV install when I installed ntpd and it broke *all the things*. Stuff lives in Docker now!


    dpkg -l  |awk '/^ii/ && $3 ~ /bpo/ {print $2}' 

    ...will show what is installed from backports, which (in my case) is:








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