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Old 03-29-2006, 12:24 AM   #1
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how to forbid apt-get .deb removing


I works under Ubuntu.
I use apt-get install to install softwares.

I would like to get all the install packages of softwares I have installed.
These packages (.deb) are under /var/cache/apt/archives/, but some packages are absent.

For example I have installed x-server-xorg and x-window-system-core, but there isn't such .deb packages. Some libraries and softwares .deb installers are also absent.
I think "apt" remove some .deb installer after install.

My question :
How to configure apt in order to keep all installed packages on my computer ?

Thank you
Old 03-29-2006, 01:35 AM   #2
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If you do

apt-cache showpkg xserver-xorg

(note the typo in your post, it is not x-server-xorg)

you should see that the .deb name is different.

This is the output of that command:

Package: xserver-xorg
If you check for this package, you should see that it is still there. Unless Ubuntu is very different from debian. Apt does not remove the .deb packages. But even if it did, why would you worry about it?

If there is anything more you'd like to know, you might take a look at the apt howto page



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