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Re: autoinstalled packages

>>>>> Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> writes:
>>>>> On 2011-08-12 17:25 +0200, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
>>>>> Sven Joachim <svenjoac@gmx.de> writes:


 >> Also there's the APT::Get::AutomaticRemove option, which, if set
 >> to false, I expect to prevent APT from removing the
 >> automatically installed packages.

 > Well, apt-get and aptitude have different configuration keys and
 > default values for them (apt-get defaults to not autoremove unused
 > packages).  That's a bit unfortunate, but since aptitude had always
 > defaulted to autoremove unused packages and apt versions before 0.7
 > could not even mark packages as automatically installed, this is
 > understandable.

	To be honest, I cannot recall that I've ever used aptitude(8),
	so I guess that I've just confused OP's aptitude(8) invocation
	with apt-get(8).  My apologies for that.

 >> However, what I'm interested in right now, is how do I access
 >> the list of autoinstalled packages with plain APT or dpkg(1)?

 > With apt, use "apt-mark showauto".

	ACK.  Thanks!

 > With dpkg it's not possible since dpkg does not know about
 > autoinstalled packages.

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