change from apt-get to aptitude

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Apr 23 21:32:28 UTC 2009

Sundar Nagarajan wrote:

> 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>

No, it isn't.  As I always say, this is Linux - there's always more than one
way to do _anything_.  If you read the whole thread you'll see where I gave
more specific instructions (except that I had read it backwards and was
telling how to mark things as auto- rather than manual).

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