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Re: APT [was Re: Is this really the right thing to do?]

On Thu, Dec 03, 1998 at 10:00:17AM +1100, Craig Sanders wrote:
> if disk space is at a premium, then the system admin should do some work
> to solve that problem....work which may involve manually removing some
> packages which aren't needed any more.

    The point is to avoid the Windows "Where'd my HD space go" syndrome when
checking out new packages.  If I want to see some new program which requires
a library to be installed it is nice that Debian's packaging installs it for
me.  But if 20 minutes later I decide I don't like that piece of software
should I really be required to be stuck with the library or try to remember
what it is in the how-many libraries there are?

    Uh, no.

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