Re: How to remove deb-multimedia-keyring package from apt-ge…

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Author: Christian Marillat
To: dmo-discussion
Subject: Re: How to remove deb-multimedia-keyring package from apt-get autoremove list.
"Lennart Sorensen" <lsorense@???> writes:

> On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:48:34AM +0200, Christian Marillat wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I finally found how to fix that by reading the apt source code.
>> When the deb-multimedia-keyring package is displayed in the autoremove
>> apt-get list this is because this package has been installed
>> automatically by the debian-multimedia-keyring package
>> ,----
>> | The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
>> | deb-multimedia-keyring libmyth-0.26-0
>> `----
>> To fix that simply purge and then install again the
>> deb-multimedia-keyring package.
> Can't you just 'apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring'? No need to
> remove it first in my experience.

If a package is already installed another install does nothing. In that
case you need to use the --reinstall option and then the package is
reinstalled but the package remain autoinstalled.

> Or you can do 'apt-get unmarkauto deb-multimedia-keyring'

This option exist ? I see nothing in the manual page.