Re: Using deborphan
On Thu, 16 Aug 2007 18:45:01 -0400, Rick Pasotto wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 17, 2007 at 08:23:12AM +1000, Wei Wang wrote:
>> I recommend you always use Aptitude as your primary package manager.
>> It automatically delete orphaned packages.
Yep, second to that, aptitude alone can do the job quite well. No need the
deborphan. For details check out:
> What if I'm still using that program? I don't *want* it deleted. Just
> because it's not being maintained is no reason to delete it. So long as
> it still runs and is useful it should *not* be deleted.
Aha, there are actually two kind of "orphaned packages" here, I guess the
name deborphan and its explanation should be blamed for the confusion. In
No, aptitude will never delete unmaintained packages. It is not a criteria
at all. The correct saying is that "automatically installed packages will
be uninstalled as soon as they are no longer needed..."
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