Re: Is this really the right thing to do?
On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Mitch Blevins wrote:
<about auto-removing unneeded packages>
> I think the best solution would be to be able to mark packages in dselect
> and dpkg, just like we currently have them marked as 'purge', 'hold', etc.
> We would just add a way to mark packages as
> packages-needing-it-are-gone', or IBNWOIOMSUIWAPNIAG for short.
Yes, this has been proposed several times before and I don't think anyone
would be against such an option. But looking at the huge list of bug
reports dpkg has, I doubt anyone with sufficient knowledge of dpkg has the
time to implement it.