change from apt-get to aptitude

Derek Broughton derek at
Tue Apr 21 15:19:54 UTC 2009

Brian McKee wrote:

> 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

Oops.  I read it backwards and gave instructions to "markauto"!

So it's "unmarkauto" and the "&m" suffix

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