Re: Dealing with obsolete packages
On Wed, Oct 01, 2008 at 09:36:29PM +0000, T o n g <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> On Wed, 01 Oct 2008 06:44:26 -0700, Daniel Burrows wrote:
> > or just push "-" on the header of the group if you're using the curses
> > interface.
> That's what I thought. I press "-" on the spot marked as "*" in the following:
> Actions Undo Package Resolver Search Options Views Help
> C-T: Menu ?: Help q: Quit u: Update g: Download/Install/Remove Pkgs
> aptitude 0.4.11.8 Will free 3301kB of disk space
> --\ Obsolete and Locally Created Packages (101)
> --\ admin - Administrative utilities (install software, manage users, etc) (13
> * --\ main - The main Debian archive (13)
> id aptconf -360kB 0.8-0.1 <none>
> id convertfs -73.7kB 20050113-1 <none>
> id defrag -213kB 0.73pjm1-8 <none>
> id dumputils -180kB 1.0.0-1 <none>
> but nothing happens.
According to the lines above, all those packages are already flagged
for deletion. You just need to press "g" to see the preview screen and
then, after carefully reviewing what aptitude plans to do, press "g"
again to go ahead and apply your changes.