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When I use this command sudo apt-get update , the output is as follows:

Hit raring-security Release.gpg
Hit raring Release.gpg
Hit raring Release
Hit precise-security Release.gpg
Hit raring Release.gpg
Hit raring Release.gpg
Hit raring Release.gpg
Hit raring-security Release
Hit raring/main Sources
Hit precise-security Release
Hit raring/restricted Sources
Hit precise Release.gpg
Hit precise Release.gpg
Hit raring Release.gpg
Hit precise Release.gpg
Hit raring-security/main Sources
Hit raring/universe Sources
Hit raring Release
Hit raring-security/restricted Sources
Hit raring/multiverse Sources
Hit raring Release
Hit raring Release
Hit precise-updates Release.gpg
Hit raring-security/universe Sources
Hit raring/main amd64 Packages
Hit precise Release
Hit raring-security/multiverse Sources
Hit precise Release
Hit raring/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit raring Release
Hit precise Release
Hit raring-security/main amd64 Packages
Hit raring/universe amd64 Packages
Hit raring/partner Sources
Hit raring/main Sources
Hit raring-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit raring/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit raring/main amd64 Packages
Hit raring-security/universe amd64 Packages
Hit raring/main i386 Packages
Hit precise-updates Release
Hit raring/partner amd64 Packages
Hit raring/main amd64 Packages
Hit raring-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit raring/main i386 Packages
Hit raring/restricted i386 Packages
Hit raring-security/main i386 Packages
Hit raring/universe i386 Packages
Hit raring/partner i386 Packages
Hit precise/main Sources
Hit raring/main i386 Packages
Hit raring-security/restricted i386 Packages
Hit raring/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit raring-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit precise/restricted Sources
Hit raring-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit raring/main Translation-en
Hit precise/universe Sources
Hit raring/main amd64 Packages
Hit precise/partner Sources
Hit precise/main Sources
Hit raring/main i386 Packages
Hit raring/multiverse Translation-en
Hit raring-security/main Translation-en
Hit precise/multiverse Sources
Hit precise/partner amd64 Packages
Hit precise/main amd64 Packages
Hit raring/restricted Translation-en
Hit raring-security/multiverse Translation-en
Hit precise/main amd64 Packages
Hit precise/partner i386 Packages
Hit precise/main i386 Packages
Hit raring/universe Translation-en
Hit raring-security/restricted Translation-en
Hit precise/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit raring-security/universe Translation-en
Hit precise/universe amd64 Packages
Hit precise-security/main Sources
Hit precise-security/restricted Sources
Hit precise/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit precise-security/universe Sources
Hit precise-security/multiverse Sources
Hit precise/main i386 Packages
Hit precise-security/main amd64 Packages
Hit precise-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit precise/restricted i386 Packages
Hit precise-security/universe amd64 Packages
Hit precise-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
Hit precise-security/main i386 Packages
Hit precise/universe i386 Packages
Ign raring/main Translation-en_US
Hit precise/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit precise-security/restricted i386 Packages
Ign raring/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit precise-security/universe i386 Packages
Hit precise-security/multiverse i386 Packages
Ign raring/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign raring/universe Translation-en_US
Hit precise-security/main Translation-en
Hit precise-security/multiverse Translation-en
Hit precise/main Translation-en
Hit precise-security/restricted Translation-en
Hit precise-security/universe Translation-en
Hit precise/multiverse Translation-en
Ign raring/main Translation-en_US
Ign raring/partner Translation-en_US
Ign raring/main Translation-en
Ign raring/main Translation-en_US
Hit precise/restricted Translation-en
Ign raring/partner Translation-en
Ign raring/main Translation-en_US
Ign raring/main Translation-en
Ign precise/partner Translation-en_US
Ign precise/main Translation-en_US
Ign precise/partner Translation-en
Hit precise/universe Translation-en
Ign precise/main Translation-en
Hit precise-updates/main Sources
Ign raring/main Translation-en
Hit precise-updates/restricted Sources
Hit precise-updates/universe Sources
Hit precise-updates/multiverse Sources
Hit precise-updates/main amd64 Packages
Hit precise-updates/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit precise-updates/universe amd64 Packages
Ign raring-security/main Translation-en_US
Hit precise-updates/multiverse amd64 Packages
Ign raring-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit precise-updates/main i386 Packages
Ign raring-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign raring-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign precise-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign precise-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit precise-updates/restricted i386 Packages
Ign precise-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign precise-security/universe Translation-en_US
Hit precise-updates/universe i386 Packages
Hit precise-updates/multiverse i386 Packages
Hit precise-updates/main Translation-en
Hit precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en
Hit precise-updates/restricted Translation-en
Hit precise-updates/universe Translation-en
Ign precise/main Translation-en_US
Ign precise/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign precise/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign precise/universe Translation-en_US
Ign precise-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign precise-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Ign precise-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign precise-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Reading package lists...

and then sudo apt-get dist-upgrade. I have this output:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

Then I ran this command sudo apt-cache policy lightdm, I have this output:

  Installed: 1.6.0-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 1.6.0-0ubuntu3.1
  Version table:
     1.6.0-0ubuntu3.1 0
        500 raring-security/main amd64 Packages
 *** 1.6.0-0ubuntu2 0
        500 raring/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.2.3-0ubuntu2.3 0
        500 precise-updates/main amd64 Packages
     1.2.1-0ubuntu1 0
        500 precise/main amd64 Packages

Then, I ran this command: apt-cache policy plymouth , and I got this output:

  Installed: 0.8.8-0ubuntu6
  Candidate: 0.8.8-0ubuntu6
  Version table:
 *** 0.8.8-0ubuntu6 0
        500 raring/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     0.8.2-2ubuntu31.1 0
        500 precise-updates/main amd64 Packages
     0.8.2-2ubuntu30 0
        500 precise/main amd64 Packages

How can I solve this problem? Thanks,my system is ubuntu13.04, 64-bit.

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The current version of plymouth in raring/main is 0.8.8-0ubuntu6.2, whereas in your cached APT lists it is 0.8.8-0ubuntu6. There is a small possibility that this is caused by a lagging mirror, in which case it will fix itself within a day.

However, it won't harm to force APT to obtain the latest package lists. Remove the cached APT lists from your system and run apt-get update to refresh them:

sudo rm -rf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt-get update

Before you do this, please note that you are using both the 12.04 (precise) and 13.04 (raring) archives. Unless you have a specific reason for doing so, I'd suggest removing the 12.04 package sources. Also, you seem to be using PPA's. Disable any that you don't need anymore, as these may also disturb the dependency management.

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

should upgrade the kept back package.

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nope, it doesn't work. – tqjustc Oct 9 '13 at 6:17
@tqjustc Please run the commands shown in this answer again and report any errors or warnings (do not comment, add them to your question). Also please add the output of apt-cache policy lightdm and apt-cache policy plymouth to your question. Please do not copy screen shots, rather copy and paste the actual output. Format it as a blockquote using the buttons in the editor. – zwets Oct 9 '13 at 6:45
I have updated the questions. Thanks! – tqjustc Oct 10 '13 at 7:56

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