I just installed Maverick and was surprised that almost all packages are marked as manually installed (linux-headers and wireless-crda aren't). Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the differentiation between automatically and manually installed packages?
Seems my Google powers were weakened: this is a known bug (concentrate on comments from Colin Watson) and it's hanging around for some time with no fix in sight:
Quoting Colin Watson:
Okay, now this is the first thing I do right after installation. I mark (almost) every package as automatically installed, and they stay as dependencies of
Ideally, that would be enough. But as per Colin Watson, the world isn't so perfect, and we need some more polishing. Iterate:
Worth noting is also
Having done this, my system's package manager reports look so much more pleasant and comprehensible: