Synaptic says 1616 packages Installed (manual) [SOLVED]

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Synaptic says 1616 packages Installed (manual) [SOLVED]

Postby bpeary on Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:47 pm

I'm trying to clean up my system, which is several years old and has gone through several update packs. Currently, Upgrade Manager says I'm up to date with UP8.

While working in synaptic, removing some never-used and obsolete packages, I noticed that I have 1616 packages listed under Installed (manual). That makes no sense, as I don't generally install anything without the software managers, and none of my other debian-family OS's have any entries in this category.

Any suggestions as to what I should do about this (if anything)? I like things to be clean and well ordered.

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Re: Synaptic says 1616 packages Installed (manual)

Postby nomko on Tue Aug 05, 2014 4:03 am

That makes perfectly sense! Those packages are installed by the system and were set as "installed manually". Not sure why, but i run Mint 17 MATE and have the same "issue". But when i look at those packages, they are all packages required/needed by the system. Nothing to worry about!
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Re: Synaptic says 1616 packages Installed (manual) [SOLVED]

Postby bpeary on Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:32 pm

Thanks!
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