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APT-MARK

APT-MARK

Section: APT (8) Updated: 9 August 2009
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NAME

apt-mark - mark/unmark a package as being automatically-installed  

SYNOPSIS

apt-mark [-hv] [-f=FILENAME] {markauto | unmarkauto} package... | showauto
 

DESCRIPTION

apt-mark

will change whether a package has been marked as being automatically installed.

When you request that a package is installed, and as a result other packages are installed to satisfy its dependencies, the dependencies are marked as being automatically installed. Once these automatically installed packages are no longer depended on by any manually installed packages, they will be removed by e.g. apt-get or aptitude.

markauto

markauto is used to mark a package as being automatically installed, which will cause the package to be removed when no more manually installed packages depend on this package.

unmarkauto

unmarkauto is used to mark a package as being manually installed, which will prevent the package from being automatically removed if no other packages depend on it.

showauto

showauto is used to print a list of automatically installed packages with each package on a new line.
 

OPTIONS

-f=FILENAME, --file=FILENAME

Read/Write package stats from FILENAME instead of the default location, which is extended_status in the directory defined by the Configuration Item: Dir::State.

-h, --help

Show a short usage summary.

-v, --version

Show the program version.
 

FILES

/var/lib/apt/extended_states

Status list of auto-installed packages. Configuration Item: Dir::State::extended_states.
 

SEE ALSO

apt-get(8),aptitude(8),apt.conf(5)  

DIAGNOSTICS

apt-mark returns zero on normal operation, non-zero on error.  

BUGS

m[blue]APT bug pagem[][1]. If you wish to report a bug in APT, please see /usr/share/doc/debian/bug-reporting.txt or the reportbug(1) command.  

AUTHORS

Mike O'Connor

APT team

 

NOTES

1.
APT bug page
http://bugs.debian.org/src:apt


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
FILES
SEE ALSO
DIAGNOSTICS
BUGS
AUTHORS
NOTES

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