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Re: aptitude issue

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 04:17:40PM -0700, kruton wrote:
> why does aptitude always want to remove 'sudo'?
> whether i insall/remove/upgrade anything.. it always
> wants to remove sudo saying its is unused...


It was probably first installed as a dependency and marked
automatically installed. If there is no packages depending on sudo
anymore, aptitude wants to remove as it is no longer needed.

If you use aptitude in the visual mode, you can see it in the status
flags (third character is A, if it was automatically installed).

To change the status in the visual mode, go to the package and press
'm' to set sudo as being manually installed.

In the command line you can do it by:
user@server:~$ aptitude unmarkauto sudo

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