change from apt-get to aptitude

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Tue Apr 21 14:12:21 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 9:34 AM, Kogler Johannes
<Johannes.Kogler at> wrote:
> When I try to get aptitude's intended actions by "aptitude -sfy
> install", I see that aptitude would delete 23 packages. These packages
> are shown as automatically installed, although some packages have been
> manually installed. In every action aptitude wants to remove these
> packages. Is there a possiblity to change the package states of these
> packages from automatically to manually installed without removing them?

Check the man page - I believe it's aptitude unmarkauto packagename


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