I'm running elementary OS freya and have a very stable system, just the way I like it. Today I did an
apt-get update and
apt-get upgrade and the following message appeared:
The following packages have been kept back: libpantheon-files-core0 libpantheon-files-widgets0 libscratchcore0 midori-granite pantheon-files scratch-text-editor switchboard-plug-notifications switchboard-plug-pantheon-shell 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.
I am aware that I can use
apt-get dist-upgrade, however I have heard that this command should be used with caution as it can create an unstable system if there are conflicting dependencies/files removed or changed etc.
My question is, is it safe to leave files 'kept back'? Will the files ever get upgraded using
apt-get update ; apt-get upgrade, or will they always require
apt-get dist-upgrade? My main concern is I do not know what all of these held back packages are, what they do, what dependencies or other files they may effect if upgraded. Any advice is greatly appreciated.