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Re: Suggestion for change to debian package format

Previously 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>

No, and an option like this should not be in dpkg either. Dpkg is a
tool to install and remove packages and the package database. Magic
like this should be done in a frontend, not in dpkg itself.


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