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I have an Ubuntu 10.10 EBS boot server on EC2. There are new updates available for it:

  • linux-image-virtual
  • linux-virtual

Is it even ok to upgrade those packages on an EC2 server?

When I do try to upgrade them I get:

The following packages have been kept back:
linux-image-virtual linux-virtual

Should I do a dist-upgrade or something to force it? Will my instance be able to be rebooted?

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

You could try:

sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude safe-upgrade

or if it doesn't work

sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Those packages won't upgrade with normal update. Your instance is going to be bootable if there is no other problem preventing it from that.

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Thanks! That worked and the server came back up after a reboot. – James Ward Dec 23 '10 at 21:00
Your welcome! :) – Istvan Dec 23 '10 at 21:34

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