I have the Numix icons package on PPA on Kubuntu 14.10.

That has been working fine, but a week or so ago an update came through, it installs and says complete I run sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade that day and there are no updates available, but the next day it update appears back again.

I haven't been able to find anyone else with the same package problem, i.e. I don't think it is package related or there would be others with same issue.

Preparing to unpack .../numix-icon-theme_0.3+478~201507080101~ubuntu14.10.1_all.deb ...
Unpacking numix-icon-theme (0.3+478~201507080101~ubuntu14.10.1) over (0.3+476~201507070101~ubuntu14.10.1) ... 

I did try one thing delete the cache in /var/cache/apt/archives - but it didn't work and the post was slightly unrelated, will try again - if directed to correct cache file to delete?

I tried :

sudo apt-mark unhold package_name  

which didn't work, the package isn't held.
then after searching tried :

sudo apt-get -f install

sudo dpkg --configure -a

Need to wait till tommorrow ?? ....

It is not the october 2014 change to the PPA as it has been working normally till July 2015.

  • what is the output for: apt-cache policy numix-icon-theme? – JoKeR Jul 8 '15 at 11:34
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    possible duplicate of why numix icon theme get updates almost everyday? – Sylvain Pineau Jul 8 '15 at 11:35
  • You should get ready to upgrade to 15.04. 14.10 will be dead before the end of the month. – Oli Jul 8 '15 at 11:42
  • numix-icon-theme: ** Installed: 0.3+478~201507080101~ubuntu14.10.1 Candidate: 0.3+478~201507080101~ubuntu14.10.1 Version table: *** 0.3+478~201507080101~ubuntu14.10.1 0 500 ppa.launchpad.net/numix/ppa/ubuntu utopic/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status – wrapper Jul 8 '15 at 12:50
  • Upgraded to 15.04, now I can't access my camera – wrapper Jul 10 '15 at 14:23

Look at the version numbers it says it's downloading to replace:


They are different. And looking at the full version, they look like nightlies (both built at 1:01 AM).

I suspect that if you look at apt-cache policy numix-icon-theme, you'll see you're getting it from a daily/nightly -style PPA, which tracks a development version control system and automatically recompiles the packages, regardless of change.

To stop this, either:


Maybe you have the package on hold. From this post, try to remove the hold of the package you want using

sudo apt-mark unhold package_name

  • It installs every day, so I didn't think it was that, muon says it is not held but incase : sudo apt-mark unhold numix-icon-theme numix-icon-theme was already not hold. – wrapper Jul 8 '15 at 11:13
  • does the installation of the package complete successfully? – Kiriazis Kokkinos Jul 8 '15 at 11:15
  • Sorry problems learning formating How do you line break??? – wrapper Jul 8 '15 at 11:18
  • In Muon it says the "new"package version is installed but the "new" version is available for download (as an update) (I assume that means there is a config glitch)... No others programs are marked the same, so it is supposed to be installed.... – wrapper Jul 8 '15 at 11:19

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