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I have botched some settings up pretty bad with synaptic/aptitude.

A while back I did something with synaptic that marked all of my installed packages as "manual". I was trying to fix this but ended up setting them to be all flagged as auto removable. Any idea how to get back to square one with aptitude/synaptic?

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    I don't know about getting back to square one but setting all to manually installed is preferable to all marked auto installed (the second may make aptitude want to remove everything f there is a change). Aptitude is pretty good about marking unused packages for removal. – ravery Jun 29 '17 at 4:51
  • This question would probably be more helpful for most people: askubuntu.com/questions/438620/… – mwfearnley Dec 18 '17 at 11:01

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