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Re: aptitude farted?

Silvan wrote:
-aptitude install checkinstall
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree
Reading extended state information
Initializing package states... Done
Reading task descriptions... Done
The following packages are unused and will be REMOVED:
  kapptemplate kbabel kbugbuster kcachegrind kdesdk-kfile-plugins
  kdesdk-misc kdesdk-scripts kompare kuiviewer poxml umbrello valgrind
The following NEW packages will be automatically installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  checkinstall installwatch
0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 13 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 46.9kB of archives. After unpacking 20.9MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?]

Do I want to continue?  Of course not, dolt.  Back to apt-get.

Execute the following to list packages considered to to automatically installed:
$ aptitude search ~M

This can happen in cases where you've installed several applications as part of a "meta" package - a package which exists just to make dependencies on a group of apps - and then uninstalled the top level meta package. This is the expected behavior.

I don't use KDE, but I know there are a number of Debian KDE packages of this sort.

Correct this manually by executing:
# aptitude unmarkauto [package]

If you think that you can track this down to a legitimate bug, that would be a helpful thing to get fixed. I have not encountered a similar error, myself.


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