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    I got the same message this morning... I'll wait and see what may be resolved.

    The following packages have been kept back:
    base-files libc-bin libc-dev-bin libc-devtools libc6 libc6-dbg libc6-dev libgstreamer1.0-0 libspeechd2 locales python3-distupgrade python3-gi python3-gi-cairo ubuntu-release-upgrader-core
    Kubuntu 22.04 LTS 64bit under Kernel 5.19.1, Hp Pavilion, 6MB ram. Google is NOT your friend.


      Originally posted by chimak111 View Post
      Phased updates ( and is probably the reason. You can see the "progress" with, for example, apt policy locales or apt policy libc6 or some other affected package.

      $ apt policy locales
      Installed: 2.35-0ubuntu3
      Candidate: 2.35-0ubuntu3.1
      Version table:
      2.35-0ubuntu3.1 500 (phased 70%)
      500 jammy-updates/main amd64 Packages
      *** 2.35-0ubuntu3 500
      500 jammy/main amd64 Packages
      100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
      ••• ~ $
      For me, it was 50% about 8 hours ago,
      holy cow, somehow I completely forgot about that feature added to Apt by Debian, and being implemented in Ubuntu, starting back in 21.04.
      And this page showing which packages are phased:
      I'll ask Jeeves


        Originally posted by claydoh View Post
        ... And this page showing which packages are phased:
        That's a neat link and the contents are rapidly updated!

        I moved from 20.04 to 22.04 on April 19 and I got to experience my first ever "kept back" on July 29:

        6 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
        Reading package lists... Done
        Building dependency tree... Done
        Reading state information... Done
        Calculating upgrade... Done
        The following packages have been kept back:
        The following packages will be upgraded:
        gstreamer1.0-plugins-good libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0 libtirpc-common libtirpc-dev libtirpc3
        5 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
        3 standard security updates
        Need to get 2,321 kB of archives.
        After this operation, 10.2 kB of additional disk space will be used.
        Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n
        Apparently, there are ways to avoid phased updates but I'll keep them on and
        • refer to the phased updates link and
        • check the apt policy <pkg> output if need be. I think the link lists just the primary package and not its dependencies.
        Kubuntu 20.04


          I'm down to only "base-files" being held back. It says phased at 70%. So the answer is do nothing and wait. One of my favourite solutions.


            If one searches the web, this can be overridden. But since there is a reason for doing this, and the number of packages is rather small, and not security-related as far as I can tell, waiting a spell is not so bad. I'd rather not have a libc6 update break things, tbh.

            The problem here is more psychological than physical. Knowing that there is an update that you can't get right now, versus it being hidden away (via -Proposed, for example).
            I'll ask Jeeves