Re: aptitude over-zealous on removals?
On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 12:56:58PM +0000, Jonathan Matthews wrote:
> Just tell aptitude you explicitly /want/ gcc and you should be good to
> remove cwebx. I'd be interested to see if "aptitude install gcc ;
> aptitude remove cwebx" achieves this directly - do let the list know
In aptitude's graphical mode, navigate to the package in question (e.g., gcc:
/^gcc$<enter>). Note the 'A' indicating that the package was automatically
installed. Remove the 'A' (mark as manually installed) via keypress 'm'.
Restore it via 'M'. (or vice versa)