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Re: dpkg suggestion



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Andreas Jellinghaus:
> what about some flag for packages "has no use of it's own" ?
> with more and more library packages, you don't need them unless
> some application is useing them. when you are removeing tha last package,
> that needed such a package, dselect could suggest to remove the package, too.

Of course, it might be difficult for dpkg to know when a locally compiled
program is using a library. I wouldn't do this in dselect. Instead,
I'd offer a program to look for programs that use shared libraries,
interpreters, and so on.

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