On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 07:42:29PM +0100, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > - would be good to change title and text of of 3.1
> >   i could not figure out what the title means and how it relates to 
> >   the content of the section.
> 
> I firmly believe documentation of ways to fork Debian (which adding a 
> non-Debian package repository to APT essentially is) belongs elsewhere, 
> and I will therefore not take part in discussing that for our wiki page.

Sure. But this discussion was just about faq 3.1, how to remove
such a repo and rebuild from debian repo.

> >   Q: Is there a way to list just the explicitly installed packages
> >      (as opposed to the ones pulled in by dependencies ?) 
> 
> Most minimal way is "apt-mark showmanual".

Ah, thanks!

> >   If there where these two commands, one should be able to easily get rid of
> >   deb-multimedia by
> >     (1) listing packages installed from that repository
> >     (2) list , match the packages manually installed
> >     (3) identify manual installed packages from the repo
> >     (4) remove repo from /etc/apt/sources.list
> >     (5) apt-get-update, aptitute autoclean ?
> >     (6) remove all packages installed from the repo (1)
> >     (7) re-install packages from (3)
> > 
> >   So far i've only managed to do
> > 
> >   dpt-query -l | grep dmo
> > 
> >   to half-way identify packages from deb-multimedia and remove them. I could
> >   remember which packages i installed manually and reinstalled them. But for
> >   documenting a recommended way to remove a repo, that is not a good 
> > reuseable
> >   approach.
> 
> Hope above may get you back a sensible system.

Me too ;-)

Cheers
    toerless

>  - Jonas

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