Re: Auto-removal of libraries?
On Thu, Oct 22, 1998 at 08:39:00PM +0300, Esa Turtiainen wrote:
> A friend of mine had a good suggestion: why unused libraries are
> not removed automatically. Sounds good for me. It should be
> possible to mark a package as a library - I am intalling this only
> as a library and I am not interested in this package per se.
> If no other package needs that, APT is free to remove it. It makes
> sense that everything that is 'recommended' or 'suggested' is
> marked as a library but the user is free to change it to normal
> installed status.
I'd love this. It takes an awful lot of time to check by hand everytime you
deinstall something. As for Dirk's problem with locally compiled binaries I
see no problem. You're free to set the status from library to installed by
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