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libasound2:i386 set to manually installed

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libasound2:i386 set to manually installed

#1 Post by outlaw » Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:45 pm

What exactly does this mean. If I search in synaptic the package appears to be installed ...
Why do I get 2 messages for this package:

libasound2:i386 is already the newest version.
libasound2:i386 set to manually installed.

Thank you advance for any information provided

Tom

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Re: libasound2:i386 set to manually installed

#2 Post by Stevo » Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:39 pm

Do you want to know why the library is installed on your 64-bit system?

Some packages require it, like Wine or Skype. You may have installed one of those manually, in a way that also marked the library as manually installed. That means it won't get automatically removed, even if it gets orphaned (which means that no other package depends on it)

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Re: libasound2:i386 set to manually installed

#3 Post by outlaw » Sat Feb 15, 2014 12:53 pm

Stevo wrote: That means it won't get automatically removed, even if it gets orphaned (which means that no other package depends on it)
Exactly the information I was looking for thanks Stevo.

Tom

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