WRONG OUTPUT - The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required

HI Team.

I'm getting the following message on a recently installed system:

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
[sudo] password for r4: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  chromium-codecs-ffmpeg-extra gstreamer1.0-vaapi libatomic1:i386 libbsd0:i386
  libdrm-amdgpu1:i386 libdrm-nouveau2:i386 libdrm-radeon1:i386 libdrm2:i386
  libedit2:i386 libelf1:i386 libexpat1:i386 libffi8:i386 libglvnd0:i386
  libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-0 libicu70:i386 libllvm13:i386 libmd0:i386
  libnvidia-cfg1-470 libnvidia-common-470 libnvidia-compute-470:i386
  libnvidia-decode-470 libnvidia-decode-470:i386 libnvidia-egl-wayland1
  libnvidia-encode-470 libnvidia-encode-470:i386 libnvidia-extra-470
  libnvidia-fbc1-470 libnvidia-gl-470 libnvidia-gl-470:i386 libnvidia-ifr1-470
  libsensors5:i386 libstdc++6:i386 libvulkan1:i386 libwayland-client0:i386
  libx11-6:i386 libx11-xcb1:i386 libxau6:i386 libxcb-dri2-0:i386
  libxcb-dri3-0:i386 libxcb-glx0:i386 libxcb-present0:i386 libxcb-randr0:i386
  libxcb-shm0:i386 libxcb-sync1:i386 libxcb-xfixes0:i386 libxcb1:i386
  libxdmcp6:i386 libxext6:i386 libxfixes3:i386 libxml2:i386 libxnvctrl0
  libxshmfence1:i386 libxxf86vm1:i386 mesa-vulkan-drivers:i386
  nvidia-compute-utils-470 nvidia-kernel-source-470 nvidia-settings
  nvidia-utils-470 pkg-config screen-resolution-extra
  xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-470
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Problem I see is that it says nvidia drivers, mesa vulkan and a lot of gstreamer things. How can I make sure that future updates will ignore this?

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It is clearly stated

so you have to remove these 32-bit packages as unused. This will not affect your 64-bit system.

Welcome, @Ricardo_Rodriguez, to our community!

How exactly did you install this system? Did you use the "live" ISO image, or the "alternate" text-based installer? Is this system even Ubuntu MATE, or is it stock Ubuntu, or is it something else? Have you added any software to this system since you installed it? Especially, have you added any software from "PPAs"? (You'd know if you used a PPA, since you would have been asked to "add a repository" in the package's installation instructions.)

Chances are, doing an apt-get autoremove is safe. However, I'd like answers to the above questions so that I can determine with certainty that an apt-get autoremove is safe.


The following is mostly for @Norbert_X's benefit (although he probably already knows this):

That's assuming that the system is 64-bit. Unfortunately, I don't see any mention of whether the OS is 32- or 64-bit -- not even a mention of the version of Ubuntu MATE. Heck, not even a mention that it is Ubuntu MATE! OK, yes, it is a "recently installed system", but it could be a recently installed 18.04 system. EDIT: It's a 22.04 or newer system -- I can tell because libicu70 is not present in any earlier release -- and it's 64-bit since xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-470 is only available for x86-64.

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