Remove From Orphaned Packages


Hi all, I have the following packages that are required by some of my programs. They are libmotif4* libmrm4*, libnss-resolve* , libuil4* , libxm4*. I use the following upgrade-system for updates and one the process is that it cleans orphaned packages. However, I do not want to loose the above programs is there a way to make them appear to not be orphaned?

Thanks for any help in advance.

With regards,


I think the proper solution is to use apt-mark to set them as manually installed:

# apt-mark manual libmotif4 libmrm4 ...


Hi user6,

I tried the apt-mark manual and it did not work they still appear to be deleted as orphaned packages