Re: Apt should be called "inapt" (rhymes with "inept")
On Tue, 17 Oct 2000, Joe Emenaker wrote:
> It seems that apt-get decided to UNINSTALL:
> o netkit-inetd
> o ipchains
> o netbase
> and a couple of others. In other words, upon reboot, there was no
> network connectivity and no way to GET network connectivity without
> bringing in netbase and it's dependencies via floppy disk.
So uh, why did you let it?
> Is there an option for apt-get to tell it to install extra stuff it
> needs but to *not* remove anything?
In cases like this you need to either use dselect/capt/etc to
interactively select packages or specify exactly what to do after the
install command. This is only necessary if you have perviosly done
something to mess up the dependencies in such a way that the automatic
fixing algorithm chooses an undesirable solution.