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Re: dist-upgrad removed packages

On Sunday 07 August 2005 17:41, Bill Moseley wrote:
> Did a long-over-due dist-upgrade on a laptop today, and even after
> using Debian for years I'm still wondering how to best deal with
> packages "kept back" and packages that apt-get wants to remove.  I
> kind of deal with them manually -- apt-get install them and fix what
> gets removed.  What worries me is when packages are removed.

Use aptitude and put packages that have/cause temporary broken 
dependencies on hold to delay upgrade until dependencies are met again.
I have no problems at all following unstable that way.

The option in aptitude to mark packages as "automatically installed 
because of dependencies" (M/m key or 'aptitude (un)markauto') is also 
very useful to keep old libraries accumulating.


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