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Re: Aptitude erroneously thinks many packages are unused and wants to remove them.

> Aptitude shouldn't remove packages you've told it to install - but it
> doesn't know whether packages installed through other means (apt-get,
> dselect, dpkg -i, etc) were manually or automatically installed.

AFAIK I had only ever used aptitude on that system. Besides, why not
play it safe and assume that everything not explicitly tagged is
manually installed?

> Also, if you're on sid, there are a lot of uninstallable packages due to the
> C++ transition

I know. That's the point.

dselect / apt-get just put these packages on hold themselves, while
with aptitude I have to do it manually.


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