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dpkg-unhold - mark held packages for installation

DPKG-UNHOLD(8) dlocate DPKG-UNHOLD(8)

NAME

dpkg-unhold - mark held packages for installation
 
 

SYNOPSIS

dpkg-unhold [PACKAGE...]
 

DESCRIPTION

dpkg-unhold marks package(s) to be installed.
 
It achieves this by running `dpkg --set-selections' and piping in the package name(s) followed by `install'.
 
NOTE: This program does not install, remove, purge any package. It ONLY sets the status of the package. Any actual removal or purging is done the next time dselect, apt-get, aptitude, etc are run.
 

BUGS

The name is little bit of a misnomer in that it marks the package for installation. This effectively "unholds" the package if it is held, but will cause dselect/apt/etc to install it if it wasn't already installed.
 

SEE ALSO

dpkg(1), dpkg-hold(1), dpkg-remove(1), dpkg-purge(1)
 

AUTHOR

dpkg-unhold was written Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au>. dpkg-unhold is Free Software placed in the public domain.
2009-06-02 Debian Project