Re: Aptitude status output meaning
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".