>>>>> Sven Joachim <email@example.com> writes:
>>>>> On 2011-08-12 15:51 +0200, Bonno Bloksma wrote:
>> When I want to remove the dummy dhcp3 package, the real isc package also
>> gets removed.
> This is general problem with dummy transitional packages. The
> package they pull in gets marked as "automatically installed", and
> when you remove the dummy package, its dependency gets autoremoved.
> Nobody has a good solution to this yet, AFAIK.
> "aptitude unmarkauto isc-dhcp-client" does the trick.
I guess that # apt-get install isc-dhcp-client may do the same
(provided that there's no newer version of the package in the
Also there's the APT::Get::AutomaticRemove option, which, if set
to false, I expect to prevent APT from removing the
automatically installed packages.
However, what I'm interested in right now, is how do I access
the list of autoinstalled packages with plain APT or dpkg(1)?
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