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Dselect/dpkg feature request

David Engel:
> I think this problem can be solved cleanly by adding two related
> features to dselect/dpkg.  First, have dselect/dpkg distinguish
> between packages that the user explicitly selects to be installed and
> packages that are implicitly selected because other selected packages
> depended on them.  Second, have dselect/dpkg automatically (or
> possibly with user confirmation) deselect any implicitly selected
> packages when they are no longer needed.

This is a very interesting point, and my first reaction is to like
your suggestion.

I don't think that --get-selections and --set-selections are really
what is needed here.

This does make dselect's current interface one step more complicated,
though ...


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