dpkg-remove - program to flag for removal a package or packages
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.
dpkg(1), dpkg-hold(1), dpkg-unhold(1), dpkg-purge(1)
dpkg-remove was written Craig Sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>. dpkg-remove is
Free Software placed in the public domain.