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Re: protect packages from being removed

On Mon, Dec 16, 2002 at 05:34:57PM +0100, Robert Epprecht wrote:
> Sometimes packages are removed from debian like it happened
> to 'cdrdao' now.  If I decide that I want to keep one of these,
> how can I tell 'apt-get upgrade' *not* to remove it?

'apt-get upgrade' is documented never to remove packages or install new
ones. Only dist-upgrade or dselect-upgrade will do that.

Packages which are removed from Debian won't be removed from your system
unless either you tell the packaging system to remove them or something
starts conflicting with the old package.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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