change from apt-get to aptitude

Kogler Johannes Johannes.Kogler at
Tue Apr 21 14:28:17 UTC 2009

Hi guys!

Thanks for your answers.

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

aptitude unmarkauto seems not to solve this problem. "aptitude
--simulate unmarkauto bc" tries to remove the package bc anyway.

>You could explicitly install those packages, I think that will solve
this issue:
>sudo type aptitude install package-names-it-wants-to-autoremove

I will give it a try! Thanks.

Is there anybody who has experience with changing from apt-get to
aptitude on Ubuntu?


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-users-bounces at
[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Brian McKee
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 4:12 PM
To: Ubuntu user technical support,not for general discussions
Subject: Re: change from apt-get to aptitude

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

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


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