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



Hello,

Mitch wrote:
> Wichert Akkerman wrote:
> > Previously Jiri Baum wrote:
... 
> > > Say, if you decide to uninstall man2html, one of the packages on the list
> > > might be apache. Which, likely as not, you actually want to keep.
> > 
> > Sounds more like you want an extra dialog telling you which packages will
> > be automatically removed before starting the update.
> 
> This would only happen if you never explicitly installed apache and if
> no other packages depended on apache.  Possible, but no likely.

Actually, I can see it quite easily:

1) install man2html (in hamm, it's even recommended by something that
shouldn't even suggest it)

2) half a year later, put up a web site (hmm, apache is already installed!)

3) another half year later, upgrade to slink and notice man2html is no longer
recommended by anything


No?

Jiri <jiri@baum.com.au>


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