anyone running Kubuntu & vmware, or kubuntu & codeweavers?

Daniel Pittman daniel at
Sat Apr 7 01:59:09 UTC 2007

Art Alexion <art.alexion at> writes:
> On Wednesday 28 March 2007 10:50, Derek Broughton wrote:
>> The one drawback is that it _doesn't_ know anything about existing
>> installed packages.  I got around that when I first started to use aptitude
>> by using something like (don't trust me on this - it's a long time ago):
>> # aptitude markauto ~nlib*
>> to make all lib* packages "automatic".  There's also some way to do
>> that without it actually removing unneeded packages at the time (but
>> I can't find the option), so that you can use "unmarkauto" to reset
>> the ones you really need before anything drastic happens.
> That is good, but how do you know which ones you really need?

Look at the list of "what I am going to do" that aptitude displays, as
anything that will be automatically removed will show there.

If that contains something that you /don't/ want removed then mark that
specific item as 'manual' and carry on.

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