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Re: Suggestion for change to debian package format

Bruce Sass wrote:
> Has a more primitive method been considered (i.e., an option to dpkg
> which tries to purge or remove stuff a package depends on)? 
> e.g.,  dpkg --remove|--purge [--excise] <package>

I don't know.  Ask Ian or ask on debian-dpkg.
I *do* know that the cache for the auto flag is implemented by apt,
not dpkg.  You can read the details in /usr/doc/apt/cache.text.gz in
the packages libapt-pkg-doc.


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