On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 10:06:55PM -0400, Kevin Mills wrote:
> It should be possible to continue a simulation through several invocations
> of apt. As it is, you can only do a simulation of one thing; you can't
> simulate, for example, installing package X and removing package Y, only
> one or the other.

You can install & remove packages at the same time. All "apt install" or
"apt remove" does is set a default for unqualified package names. If you
want to install a package append a '+' to its name, if you want it
removed append a '-'.

e.g.: apt install -s awesome apt-doc+ dpkg-dev-

This installs (or upgrades) 'awesome' and 'apt-doc' and removes

Is that what you are asking for?

Best regards

David Kalnischkies

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