Re: Clear selections in Aptitude
Joseph H. Fry wrote:
Due to the broken gnome issue, I cannot use CTRL+U to upgrade my system,
unless I want gnome to be installed. Unfortunately, aptitude has all of
the upgrades and such selected for installation (from a previous time
that I forgot to CTRL+C out of aptitude) and I cannot simply deselect
them to prevent any action to be taken.
I could simply place all of those packages on hold, but then I would
have to unhold them later when the issue is fixed. Is there a way to
simply unselect all selected packages so that no action is performed on
them... that way if I want to install something I can still use aptitude
to do it?
In aptitude, press g to see the list of packages marked for upgrade. On
the one you don't want to upgrade, press : (keep). You can find this
info in aptitude by pressing ?.