On Monday October 11 2010 19:28:42 Sven Joachim wrote: > Not necessarily. There may be other packages which depend on C | B, and > previously you had C installed but not B. In this case B is not unused. Right, I didn't think of that. Thanks for clarifying. > Now this is interesting. Although aptitude did not remove cpp-4.5 > automatically, it has marked it for removal. When you start aptitude > without arguments and press "g", it should tell you that it will remove > cpp-4.5 and libmpc2. At least that's what I get in Debian > sid/experimental. Yep, it does so here too. So I guess aptitude figures out the unused package relationship just fine after gcc-4.5 was removed, but it just doesn't actually perform the autoremoval? > > To sum it up: cpp-4.5 seems to remain installed because gcc-4.5 > > depends on it, even when gcc-4.5 is installed. > > I think you mean "even when gcc-4.5 is *un*installed". Yes, definitely :-) > No, I think you found a bug in aptitude. Should I file a bug in the bug tracker or wait for more comments? Thanks for replying! -- Gard Spreemann <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com> <http://folk.ntnu.no/spreeman>
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