change from apt-get to aptitude

Sundar Nagarajan sundar.personal at
Wed Apr 22 08:53:35 UTC 2009

Derek Broughton wrote:
> 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

Don't know what "&m" suffix you mean. The command is just:
aptitude unmarkauto <packagename>

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