I want to install multiple packages with apt-get:

listOfPackages="packa packb packc"
apt-get install $listOfPackages

The selected packages recommend multiple packages. I want to install all but one of the recommended packages.

Is this possible? How? (Something like apt-get install $listOfPackages --BLOCKED=$listOfBlocked would be nice.)


To make a package unavailable for installation, upgrading or uninstallation, you can use the command:

sudo apt-mark hold <package>

To make a package available for update

sudo apt-mark unhold <package>
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