You can not select more than 25 topics Topics must start with a letter or number, can include dashes ('-') and can be up to 35 characters long.
 
 
 
 
 

143 lines
4.4 KiB

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no"?>
<!DOCTYPE refentry PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN"
"http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.2/docbookx.dtd" [
<!ENTITY % aptent SYSTEM "apt.ent">
%aptent;
]>
<refentry>
<refentryinfo>
&apt-author.moconnor;
&apt-author.team;
&apt-email;
&apt-product;
<!-- The last update date -->
<date>9 August 2009</date>
</refentryinfo>
<refmeta>
<refentrytitle>apt-mark</refentrytitle>
<manvolnum>8</manvolnum>
<refmiscinfo class="manual">APT</refmiscinfo>
</refmeta>
<!-- Man page title -->
<refnamediv>
<refname>apt-mark</refname>
<refpurpose>mark/unmark a package as being automatically-installed</refpurpose>
</refnamediv>
<!-- Arguments -->
<refsynopsisdiv>
<cmdsynopsis>
<command>apt-mark</command>
<arg><option>-hv</option></arg>
<arg><option>-f=<replaceable>FILENAME</replaceable></option></arg>
<group choice="plain">
<arg choice="plain">
<group choice="req">
<arg choice="plain">markauto</arg>
<arg choice="plain">unmarkauto</arg>
</group>
<arg choice="plain" rep="repeat"><replaceable>package</replaceable></arg>
</arg>
<arg choice="plain">showauto</arg>
</group>
</cmdsynopsis>
</refsynopsisdiv>
<refsect1><title>Description</title>
<para><command>apt-mark</command> will change whether a package has
been marked as being automatically installed.
</para>
<para>
When you request that a package is installed, and as a result
other packages are installed to satisfy its dependencies, the
dependencies are marked as being automatically installed. Once
these automatically installed packages are no longer depended on
by any manually installed packages, they will be removed by e.g.
<command>apt-get</command> or <command>aptitude</command>.
</para>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry><term>markauto</term>
<listitem><para><literal>markauto</literal> is used to mark a
package as being automatically installed, which will cause the
package to be removed when no more manually installed packages
depend on this package.
</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry><term>unmarkauto</term>
<listitem><para><literal>unmarkauto</literal> is used to mark a
package as being manually installed, which will prevent the
package from being automatically removed if no other packages
depend on it.
</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry><term>showauto</term>
<listitem><para><literal>showauto</literal> is used to print a
list of automatically installed packages with each package on a new line.
</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</refsect1>
<refsect1><title>options</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-f=<filename><replaceable>FILENAME</replaceable></filename></option></term>
<term><option>--file=<filename><replaceable>FILENAME</replaceable></filename></option></term>
<listitem><para>
Read/Write package stats from <filename><replaceable>FILENAME</replaceable></filename>
instead of the default location, which
is <filename>extended_status</filename> in the directory defined
by the Configuration Item: <literal>Dir::State</literal>.</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry><term><option>-h</option></term>
<term><option>--help</option></term>
<listitem><para>Show a short usage summary.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
<varlistentry>
<term><option>-v</option></term>
<term><option>--version</option></term>
<listitem><para>Show the program version.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</refsect1>
<refsect1><title>Files</title>
<variablelist>
<varlistentry><term><filename>/var/lib/apt/extended_states</filename></term>
<listitem><para>Status list of auto-installed packages.
Configuration Item: <literal>Dir::State</literal>
sets the path to the <filename>extended_states</filename> file.
</para></listitem>
</varlistentry>
</variablelist>
</refsect1>
<refsect1><title>See Also</title>
<para>&apt-get;,&aptitude;,&apt-conf;</para>
</refsect1>
<refsect1><title>Diagnostics</title>
<para><command>apt-mark</command> returns zero on normal operation, non-zero on error.</para>
</refsect1>
&manbugs;
</refentry>