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Old 06-02-2007, 06:32 AM   #1
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Duplicate packages in Aptitude

For debian etch
I ran aptitude, and there was a window view with installed, not-installed etc packages.

There is an "A" next to "i" for many packages. What does the "A" mean ? An example can be found in:

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Old 06-02-2007, 08:19 AM   #2
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The package was automatically installed as a dependency of some other application.
Old 06-02-2007, 05:36 PM   #3
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Aah, thanks !



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