I'm running Xubuntu 12.10 and started getting the "Partial Upgrade" dialog from Software Updater a few weeks ago. I did some reading, and from what I understand, this can solve itself within a short time, or it might be caused by certain packages, especially ones coming from PPAs. I also saw lots of advice against going through with the "Partial Upgrade", as it would effectively do an
It seems like if you just press the "Continue" button instead of agreeing to the Partial Upgrade, it just upgrades what packages it's able to. I've done that, and ran
apt-get update several times now over the past three weeks, but I'm still getting the Partial Upgrade dialog every time I run Software Updater. I haven't run the Partial Upgrade because it sounds like that may upgrade my entire system to 13.04, which I definitely don't want.
So my question is: How can I pinpoint exactly which packages are causing the problem? Is there a simple way to do this, from the command line or in Synaptic or wherever? If it's a PPA then I'll just remove/reinstall that, but I need to know which one it is.