Re: Aptitude status output meaning
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subject: Re: Aptitude status output meaning
- From: Daniel Burrows <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 20:59:34 -0700
- Message-id: <20100501035934.GE26444@emurlahn.burrows.local>
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On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 01:14:51PM -0500, "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> I find that the more packages are automatically installed, the easier upgrades
> are, since aptitude seems more willing to preform a library transition on a
> "automatically installed" package.
It is. aptitude is quite liberal about upgrading, downgrading and
removing packages flagged as automatically installed. Manually
installed packages are much more "rigid".