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prevent apt dependency from being satisfied (permanently)

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http://serverfault.com – I want to install mailman (just to use it's mail archiving feature) but Ubuntu wants to pull down a load of extra dependencies. sudo apt-get install mailman Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: apache2 apache2-mpm-worker apache2.2-common Suggested packages: apache2-doc apache2-suexec apache2-suexec-custom spamassassin lynx listadmin Is there any way to mark those packages ( apache2 apache2-mpm-worker apache2.2-common ) as never to be installed? (HowTos)