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Re: Bug#167381: apt: DSelect::Clean "auto" -- deletes on hold, installed package's *.deb files.

On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Jeff Sheinberg wrote:

> Using dselect, apt is removing the *.debs for sendmail version
> 8.12.6-6 even though this version is installed and on hold.  The
> version 8.12.6-7 is the available version according to the
> Packages file.

This is the documented and only sensible behavior. hold/etc have no effect
on the cache cleanup routine.


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