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Why do dist-upgrade and upgrade give different held packages?

sudo apt-get upgrade gives: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages have been kept back: ...
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Can't install a bunch of packages starting with lib and ending in :i386[not actually a duplicate]

This is definitely NOT a duplicate. The "possible duplicate" I even said I tried in the original question. As for anything else, well, 16 comments and 1 answer that didn't work. It's clearly not a ...
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How can I see my 'held' packages?

I have a bunch of held packages. I tried apt-mark showhold but it returns nothing. synaptic and software upgrade tell me that I have held packages. How do i find them and unhold them. This ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server - build-essential install not possible [duplicate]

Have found this question multiple times on the forum, but none of the answers were serious enough. So the problem with ubuntu 12.04. LTS server is that after a fresh install you can not install ...
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Unable to install the netflix desktop

I can't seem to get the Netflix desktop installed, I've gone through a lot of the different notes on the forums here and else where, but I can't seem to get this figured out running Ubuntu 13.10: ...
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unable to install software in line [duplicate]

i am unabl to install the vlc player or any other software . i have tried , apt update , updgrade , auto clean , auto remove but nothing works . here what it shows when i try to install vlc . ** ...
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You have held packages error when trying to install e17

I received the following error when trying to apt-get install e17 (enlightenment window manager): curios:~$ sudo apt-get install e17 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Unable to re-install compizconfig-settings-manager

While attempting to fix a problem with compiz settings manager, I got an idea from someone to purge compiz - sudo apt-get purge compiz. The compiz core packages are still intact however, the gui ...
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Update unresolvable problem

When I am try to update my system , I am getting the following error: Could not initialise the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initialising the package information. ...