I have a few packages that are still reporting their version as Lenny. we’ll use bridge-utils in this example.
apt-show-versions reports: bridge-utils/lenny uptodate 1.4-5
the problem here is that the version number hasnt changed between lenny and squeeze, so apt/aptitude dont seem interested in upgrading it. I’ve tried using the reinstall option, but that doesnt work either. someone on #debian told me to remove lenny from my sources.list, which I have, but this issue still persists. I’m guessing I could use dpkg to manually fix this, but I’d rather avoid dpkg and I dont want to manually do this for 5-15 packages per host.
Sven Arvidsson [ Editor ]
I wonder if this isn’t a problem with apt-show-versions. Because in the case of bridge-utils, the package is exactly the same in lenny and squeeze (same checksum for the two), so there really isn’t anything to “upgrade”.