Re: Fwd: How to flag packages as manually installed?
On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 08:13:22AM CEST, Robert Parker <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> So as to keep the same software set from one machine to another I use
> aptoncd and copy the contents of the iso to /var/cache/apt/archives
> and install the set using apt-get install -f.
> >From then on every time I use apt-get I get nagged to remove a list of
> packages which have been auto installed by using apt-get autoremove.
> I work around this by copying the list of packages to be removed into
> a bash script and apt-get -y install each of these packages in turn.
> All I get is a message saying that the package is the latest version
> and that it has been marked as manually installed.
> This is just a kludge and what I'd like to know is if there is some
> more elegant way of recording these packages as manually installed?
> Bob Parker
Just use aptitude install 'pkg1&m' 'pkg2&m' 'pkg3&m'