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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)

Jon Dowland

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