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#1 2017-12-19 05:15:45

Registered: 2017-05-18
Posts: 67  

openssh issue on ascii

After an update a few days ago, I started getting the message:

The following packages have been kept back:
  openssh-client openssh-server openssh-sftp-server

If I type sudo apt-get install openssh-server I get:

The following additional packages will be installed:
  openssh-client openssh-sftp-server
Suggested packages:
  keychain libpam-ssh monkeysphere molly-guard rssh ufw
Recommended packages:
The following packages will be upgraded:
  openssh-client openssh-server openssh-sftp-server
3 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

When a package is held back it usually means I  need to reinstall it because it requires a new package dependency.  This does not seem to be the case here.

Is it safe for me to reinstall or should I just leave it alone for a while and hope it gets resolved?


#2 2017-12-19 13:57:10

Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 2,441  

Re: openssh issue on ascii

It should be safe to wait. I've been using the older version in ascii until a few minutes ago. I upgraded to the newer package (the one you can't get) and so far, it seems to be working. It can be installed without the recommended packages. I don't know if that breaks anything.

apt-get --no-install-recommends install openssh-server

If there are any problems using the newer version, it's possible to revert by installing the older .deb package in /var/cache/apt/archives


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