I have uninstalled my distro's (Debian Wheezy) package of torchat, and use a newer version I've built myself. Since removing the package apt-get wants me to autoremove something which the software I've built still depends on. How do I make it so I never see this warning again?

The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
  • Not sure if this will work but you could try removing it and then reinstalling it manually. That way apt-get will no longer treat it as auto installed.
    – terdon
    Oct 23, 2012 at 15:12
  • @terdon The removal step is superfluous. Oct 23, 2012 at 22:20

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The best solution would be to build your package with the correct dependencies. As a quick hack you can mark the package as manually installed, this will prevent autoremove from removing it.

apt-mark manual python-socksipy
  • apt-get install python-socksipy would also work (but may try to upgrade in the process)
    – Jim Paris
    Oct 23, 2012 at 17:52

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