Provided by: dlocate_1.02_all bug

NAME

       dpkg-remove - program to flag for removal a package or packages

SYNOPSIS

       dpkg-remove [PACKAGE...]

DESCRIPTION

       dpkg-remove marks package(s) to be held.

       It  achieves  this  by  running  `dpkg --set-selections' and piping in the package name(s)
       followed by `deinstall'.

       NOTE: this program does not install, remove, purge any package. it ONLY sets the status of
       the  package.  any  actual  removal  or  purging  is  done the next time dselect, apt-get,
       aptitude, etc are run.

SEE ALSO

       dpkg(1), dpkg-hold(1), dpkg-unhold(1), dpkg-purge(1)

AUTHOR

       dpkg-remove was written Craig  Sanders  <cas@taz.net.au>.  dpkg-remove  is  Free  Software
       placed in the public domain.