Debian: Mark all dependent packages as manualy installed.

sudo aptitude unmarkauto $(apt-cache depends some-deb-meta-package-name | grep Depends | cut -d: -f2)
Debian: Mark all dependent packages as manually installed. So they are not automatically removed if you remove some meta package - like gnome-desktop-environment for example.

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By: yra
2009-08-26 12:56:33

What Others Think

Nice command, but why?
bwoodacre · 646 weeks and 4 days ago
@bwoodacre - well... try $apt-get remove --purg evolution and you will see the point behind that command line=
yra · 646 weeks and 4 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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