I removed indicator-session by accident. Now, when I try to install it again through apt-get I get this.

The following NEW packages will be installed:
  indicator-session libaccount-plugin-1.0-0 libaccount-plugin-generic-oauth
  libaccount-plugin-google libaccounts-qt5-1 libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5
  libqt5gui5 libqt5network5 libqt5opengl5 libqt5positioning5
  libqt5printsupport5 libqt5qml5 libqt5quick5 libqt5sensors5 libqt5sql5
  libqt5sql5-sqlite libqt5test5 libqt5webkit5 libqt5widgets5 libqt5xml5
  libsignon-extension1 libsignon-plugins-common1 libsignon-qt5-1
  libtimezonemap1 libunity-control-center1 libxcb-icccm4 libxcb-image0
  libxcb-keysyms1 libxcb-randr0 libxcb-render-util0 libxcb-xkb1
  libxkbcommon-x11-0 session-migration signon-keyring-extension
  signon-plugin-oauth2 signon-ui signond unity-control-center
  unity-control-center-signon unity-settings-daemon

These packages weren't installed before. How do I install indicator-session back without installing all these extra packages?

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    To bring you the most precise answer, could you give me the content (via pastebin) of your apt log file (/var/log/apt/term.log), if this file is empty you could look in the /var/log/apt/ folder; you'll find old log files. Best regards, Nicolas
    – Nikos
    Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 9:35
  • Looks like the system is trying to pull in Unity 8's packages. Did you try with --no-recommends?
    – RolandiXor
    Commented Aug 4, 2015 at 16:03
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    Thanks @RolandiXor, --no-install-recommends worked perfectly. Commented Aug 8, 2015 at 10:50

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As per these comments, using


prevents the extra packages from installing.

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