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I had installed a the TeX editor kile from the official Ubuntu PPA. It came together with a bunch of dependencies, TeXlive among them. The provided TeXlive version however is from 2015 and thus quite old, buggy and outdated. I removed all texlive* components manually by means of dpkg -r --force-all and reinstalled a more recent version of texlive via the official texlive installer (install-tl). Works like a charm so far.

Other than apt, which now insists on reinstalling the old texlive because of that unsatisfied dependency. How can I tell apt to permanently ignore that missing dependency in the future and behave as if it were installed (which it actually is, just not through apt)?

marked as duplicate by muru, Byte Commander, karel, Eric Carvalho, user535733 Feb 27 '18 at 1:31

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