apt-get wants to autoremove applications installed with gnome-app-install

Bug #59457 reported by Christoph Wolk on 2006-09-08
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
apt (Ubuntu)
Michael Vogt
synaptic (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Version: 0.6.45ubuntu7

when I use apt, it tells me that a lot of packages (152) are not needed any longer. Among them are xchat-gnome, mplayer, monodevelop, gazpacho, glom, abiword, gnumeric and a lot of games. I'd rather keep some of these :)

I installed all of them with gnome-app-install, other than that I can't think of anything they have in common.

[edit] I tested on my other edgy computer... Installed something with g-a-i, ran "sudo apt-get install" and got told that the exact four packages I installed were automatically installed and no longer required :-/

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description: updated
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2006-09-08
Changed in apt:
assignee: nobody → mvo
importance: Untriaged → High
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

Thanks for your bugreport and your analyses!

This problem is fixed in my local tree and will be part of the next upload. Unfortunately it can't fix the errors it made in the past. You will either have to use "apt-mark unmarkauto pkgname" to correct the information or simply delete the file /var/lib/apt/extended_states


Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2006-09-08
Changed in apt:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2006-09-11
Changed in synaptic:
importance: Untriaged → High
status: Unconfirmed → Fix Released
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2006-09-18
Changed in apt:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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