On Sun,30.May.10, 20:50:09, Jordan Metzmeier wrote:
> On 05/30/2010 07:57 PM, Todd A. Jacobs wrote:
> >The purge/install cycle isn't always an option, since in many cases it
> >will want to uninstall all of gnome or kde.
> Sorry about splitting this into two emails, but the reason that it
> wants to remove those packages is because they are "automatically
> installed" either via recommends or depends. You can mark them as
> manually installed with aptitude unmarkauto <package>. Sometimes you
> can easily unmark many packages at once with aptitude keep-all (by
> removing the package with dpkg so that the other actions are
> "pending" as far as aptitude is concerned).
It can also be that the package to be purged/reinstalled has (a lot of)
reverse dependencies. If you know what you're doing you can
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