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Re: aptitude loosing its mind?


There are times that I certainly wondered what the h___ was going on!

The first thing that comes to mind is that xfs was installed automatically to 
satisfy a dependency of some other program, which subsequently has been 
removed. (IIRC there are two different font servers that can be used with 
XFree86, but I can't remember the name of the other one.)

In any case, if you wish to keep it on your system, just mark it as manually 
installed 'm' in aptitude.



On Saturday 05 March 2005 03:43 pm, Ed Tomlinson wrote:
> Hi,
> Thought the advice was to use aptitude because it will remove unused
> packages...  Well it seems to think xfs is unused, guess that ps is must be
> wrong...  Me thinks I'll revert to apt-get - aptitude seems very broken.
> Anyone else see this sort of error on pure64?
> Ed
> grover:/usr/bin# aptitude upgrade
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree
> Reading extended state information
> Initializing package states... Done
> Reading task descriptions... Done
> The following packages are unused and will be REMOVED:
>   xfs xfwp xnest xvfb
> The following packages will be upgraded:
>   cpp-3.3 g++-3.3 gcc-3.3 gcc-3.3-base gij-3.3 ifupdown imagemagick
>   libgcj-common libgcj4 libglade2-0 libglade2-dev libmagick++6 libmagick6
>   libobjc1 libstdc++5 libstdc++5-3.3-dev perlmagick tora
> 18 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 16.2MB of archives. After unpacking 10.6MB will be freed.
> Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n
> Abort.
> grover:/usr/bin# ps -ef | grep xfs
> root      4793     1  0 15:29 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/X11/xfs -daemon
> root      7452  7334  0 16:37 pts/1    00:00:00 grep xfs

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