Re: apt or apt-get equivalent of 'aptitude --show-why upgrade'
- Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:44:50 -0400
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: apt or apt-get equivalent of 'aptitude --show-why upgrade'
Christoph Groth composed on 2017-08-02 17:44 (UTC+0200):
> I'm running Debian testing and would like to upgrade from
> "oldtesting" (jessie) to current testing. I noticed that 'apt
> upgrade' as well as 'apt-get upgrade' want to install the package
> 'pulsaudio' which I've been avoiding successfully so far.
> I could of course uninstall pulseaudio after the upgrade, but I
> wonder whether a more elegant solution does not exist.
I wonder if this is a consequence of Firefox's recently added pulseaudio
requirement for providing sound?
I avoid installing individual packages, rather than via pinning, in this manner:
apt-mark hold pulseaudio
If pulseaudio is simply recommended, block recommends globally via /etc/apt:
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