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root@vivid-75:~# apt-get --no-install-recommends install curl
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  libacl1 libattr1 libc-bin libc6 libc6-i686 libcurl3 libgnutls26 libgssapi-krb5-2 libk5crypto3 libkrb5-3 libkrb5support0 libp11-kit0 librtmp0 libsmbclient libssl1.0.0
  libtalloc2 libtdb1 libtinfo5 libwbclient0 locales multiarch-support openssh-client openssh-server samba samba-common smbclient winbind
Suggested packages:
  glibc-doc krb5-doc krb5-user ssh-askpass libpam-ssh keychain monkeysphere rssh molly-guard ufw openbsd-inetd inet-superserver smbldap-tools ldb-tools ctdb
Recommended packages:
  krb5-locales tdb-tools libpam-winbind libnss-winbind
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libkrb53
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  curl libp11-kit0 librtmp0 libssl1.0.0 libtinfo5 multiarch-support
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libacl1 libattr1 libc-bin libc6 libc6-i686 libcurl3 libgnutls26 libgssapi-krb5-2 libk5crypto3 libkrb5-3 libkrb5support0 libsmbclient libtalloc2 libtdb1 libwbclient0 locales
  openssh-client openssh-server samba samba-common smbclient winbind
22 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 1 to remove and 1142 not upgraded.
Need to get 31.9 MB/49.1 MB of archives.
After this operation, 11.5 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? n

I just want to install the NEW packages, not the EXTRA, SUGGESTED or RECOMMENDED:

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  curl libp11-kit0 librtmp0 libssl1.0.0 libtinfo5 multiarch-support

No lucky reading man page for apt-get.

It's possible to do this??

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The curl libp11-kit0 librtmp0 libssl1.0.0 libtinfo5 multiarch-support are required dependencies. They must be installed in order for the package you want to work properly.

Since the list

  libacl1 libattr1 libc-bin libc6 libc6-i686 libcurl3 libgnutls26 libgssapi-krb5-2 libk5crypto3 libkrb5-3 libkrb5support0 libsmbclient libtalloc2 libtdb1 libwbclient0 locales
  openssh-client openssh-server samba samba-common smbclient winbind

looks like an upgrade list, they may have been queued for an upgrade because of some other package or packages.

You can always remove the "extra" packages later.

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I don't want to update i.e: samba cause it's running ok. That's the problem. –  DontVoteMeDown May 30 '12 at 19:04
    
I've never had a package update break anything. It is important to keep a regularly updated system. After a quick glance at the Samba changelog, I think that there could be a security update for it. Also, if you're running a server and are afraid of downtime due to an update, don't worry about it; an update to any of those in the list will not require a restart to your system. –  Deltik May 30 '12 at 19:08
    
I forgot to mention on the question that these packages are from Wheeze repo that is a testing (unstable) repository, not the Squeeze. Anyway, I updated those packages, let's see and pray. Thank you anyway. –  DontVoteMeDown May 30 '12 at 19:09

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