I have made a
dpkg --clear-selections command and found that all my packages are selected for removal. As the man pages is saying
--clear-selections : Set the requested state of every non-essential package to deinstall.
and I later knew, If I do a
sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade all packages will be removed.
I checked this question in Ask Ubuntu, and read the meaning of each various flags in
dpkg -l command. There says, The first column shows "desired package state" or selection state and second column shows "current state".
Since, I have no dependency problem now, I want to set my selection state as the desired state in dpkg database. How can I do this?
I haven't given the output of
dpkg -l because of large output. The output is all
Also when I did the command
sudo apt-get dselect-upgrade, it gave me this message,
......... After a long list of package names to be removed... WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed. This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing! apt ubuntu-keyring (due to apt) libapt-pkg4.12 (due to apt) libstdc++6 (due to apt) gnupg (due to apt) base-files bash 4 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1764 to remove and 1 not upgraded. Need to get 0 B/1,359 kB of archives. After this operation, 3,078 MB disk space will be freed. You are about to do something potentially harmful. To continue type in the phrase 'Yes, do as I say!' ?]
Is there any way to reset the packages selection state to the current installed state?