Provided by: dlocate_1.02_all bug

NAME

       dpkg-unhold - program to flag for installation a package or packages

SYNOPSIS

       dpkg-unhold [PACKAGE...]

DESCRIPTION

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

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

       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.

BUGS

       The name is little bit of a misnomer in that it marks the package for  installation.  this
       effectively "unholds" the package if it is held, but will cause dselect/apt/etc to install
       it if it wasn't already installed.

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

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