Long Wind <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > When apt-get installs a package > it will install packages that the package depends > When I remove the package, the depended packages are not removed. > > Is there a command (or a way) to remove the depended packages? Use Aptitude. When Aptitude installs a package, the dependencies are marked as automatically installed, and it uninstalls automatically-installed packages when everything that depends on them is removed. To start using this feature, however, you need to go through and mark lots of things as automatically installed (the M key in Aptitude's console interface) so that it can remove them as necessary. I typically do this to everything in lib and libdevel, and also look through the program sections for things that I don't directly use and know are not necessary for core system functionality. Do be careful, though, that you don't let it remove important things that you use :). - Michael -- mouse, n: A device for pointing at the xterm in which you want to type. Confused by the strange files? I cryptographically sign my messages. For more information see <http://www.elehack.net/resources/gpg>.
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