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>>>>> Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> 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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