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
> 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.