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#1 2020-05-27 21:58:00

mknoop
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Ceres upgrade wants to remove fdisk

I ran my usual apt-get update and apt-get upgrade --autoremove on a ceres installation in a qemu-kvm vm today.  All went well, but when I reran the apt-get upgrade --autoremove, as I usually do, it was going to remove fdisk.  That just does not seem right.  I said no for now.

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#2 2020-05-28 07:27:50

xinomilo
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Re: Ceres upgrade wants to remove fdisk

i also have fdisk installed in ceres/amd64, but seen no such thing in upgrade/autoremove.
it seems another package was to blame.. check apt.log to see what recent packages installed/removed might have caused this..

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#3 2020-05-28 19:56:33

mknoop
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Re: Ceres upgrade wants to remove fdisk

No luck.  I checked fdisk dependency requirements, and all the packages were installed and with version requirements met.  I looked through the pre-depends and I could not see any in the list of yesterday's upgrades.  Curious.  Of course, I could have missed something, but I don't think so.

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#4 2020-05-28 20:09:03

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Re: Ceres upgrade wants to remove fdisk

Do you actually understand what the autoremove option does?

If you want to keep fdisk than either install it explicitly or run

# aptitude unmarkauto fdisk

See also http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=104157


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#5 2020-05-28 20:19:09

mknoop
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Re: Ceres upgrade wants to remove fdisk

OK.  I ran apt-get install fdisk and part of the actions said that fdisk was set to manual install.  If I understand now, fdisk was only installed as a dependency of some other packages, and those were either removed or removed fdisk from their dependencies. I thought fdisk was one of the basic installed utilities, but I guess it is not.
Thank you.

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