Re: apt-get doesn't remove dependencies
On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 19:32:48 +1000
Russell Shaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > I'd like, if apt would remember, which packages are installed only
> > because of such dependencies and remove them automatically when the
> > package that depends on them is removed, i.e. when I remove gcc-3.2,
> > cpp-3.2 should also be removed. But this is not the case:
> > # apt-get remove gcc-3.2
> > Reading Package Lists... Done
> > Building Dependency Tree... Done
> > The following packages will be REMOVED:
> > gcc-3.2
> > 0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not
> > upgraded.
> Try: dpkg -Br gcc-3.2
But -B is a de-configure option. Is this the same as removal?
Also, does it detect whether gcc-3.2 is the only package that needs the
dependency package? At the time of installation it will be, but it surely
will not necessarily be true at the time of removal, unless *no other*
package can make use of it.