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How do I pass a list of packages to aptitude so that I can resolve the conflicts interactively?

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You can just run aptitude with no parameters, and resolve conflicts interactively through the aptitude UI.

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I ended up using apt-get since it didn't complain so I cannot reproduce the situation. For future, do you mean "cat foo.txt | xargs aptitude install; aptitude" would work? – user64996 Jun 22 '11 at 1:06
No, I mean run aptitude by itself. – Kirk Jun 22 '11 at 2:23

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