How to allow the removal of emacs20
In article <20031117233352.GA13698@twcny.rr.com> I wrote:
>Without, that is, installing every package in Debian.
>I'm curious, for instance, as to why emacs20 hasn't managed to be removed
>yet. Presumably something depends on it. But I can't figure out what.
Steve McIntyre <email@example.com> wrote:
>sledge:~$ apt-cache showpkg emacs20
I discovered upon manual examination of the apt lists for that long list
of reverse depends that most of them had an alternative for emacs20. The
w3-el-e20: This and the corresponding w3-doc-e20 and w3-lisp-e20 are
emacs20-specific; there's a different package for the emacs21 version.
So these should be removed along with, or before, emacs20. All reverse
depends have appropriate alternatives.
eshell, speedbar: These are emacs20 specific, since they're included in
emacs21 and xemacs21. So these should be removed along with, or before,
emacs20. No outside reverse depends.
emacs20-el: Same source as emacs20. No reverse depends.
Accordingly, I don't see any real obstacles. Unless of course I'm missing
some architecture-specific non-i386 package. But the packages mentioned
above do need to be removed too.
Nathanael Nerode <neroden at gcc.gnu.org>