Re: Aptitude wants to remove OpenOffice.org
Manon Metten wrote:
> The following packages are unused and will be REMOVED:
> openoffice.org-base openoffice.org-calc openoffice.org-draw
> openoffice.org-impress openoffice.org-math openoffice.org-writer
> So I went into aptitude, searched for openoffice and manually set these
> packages to Keep. Is this common behavior or have I done something wrong?
This is documented in the release notes:
To prevent aptitude from removing some packages that were pulled in
through dependencies, you need to manually unmark them as auto
packages. This includes OpenOffice and Vim for desktop installs:
# aptitude unmarkauto openoffice.org vim
And 2.6 kernel images if you have installed them using a kernel
# aptitude unmarkauto $(dpkg-query -W 'kernel-image-2.6.*' | cut
Note: You can review which packages are marked as auto in aptitude by
# aptitude search 'i~M <package name>'