Re: Aptitude erroneously thinks many packages are unused and wants to remove them.
On 8/1/05, Bryan Donlan <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 8/1/05, Clive Menzies <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > On (01/08/05 12:32), Adam Funk wrote:
> > > Inspired by the advice on this group and the -s option, I'm trying out
> > > aptitude. But I'm surprised by this:
> > >
> > > $ aptitude -s upgrade
> > > 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:
> > >
> > > followed by a long list of packages, some of which I'm running right now.
> > > How does aptitude determine this list, and what's the best way to correct
> > > it?
> > >
> > There've been a few posts on this over the last few days; have a look at
> > the d-u list archive.
> > Briefly, run aptitude in interactive mode - ie # aptitude
> > If you press g (only once), the proposed actions will be displayed, you
> > can then 'h' hold packages you don't want removed.
> A better option is '+' - 'h' will disable updates.
Correction, '=' will disable updates, 'h' doesn't do anything afaik