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Re: Simple questions

John Hasler <john@dhh.gt.org> writes:

> Steve Langasek writes:
> > Hmm. Well, you could write a package, un-task-kde, that conflicts with
> > everything task-kde depends on...
> That might prove inconvenient when the user tried to reinstall task-kde.
> However, a method of removing tasks that actually removed the packages
> pulled in by the tasks would be useful.  How about a task-xxx-uninstaller
> executable that would be pulled in by task-xxx and, when executed, would
> remove task-xxx and everything it had pulled in?  It would, of course, have
> to dodge around packages depended on by things outside task-xxx, and it
> would be helpful if 'dpkg -r task-xxx' could tell the user about
> task-xxx-uninstaller.

Hmm, not exactly what you suggest, but have a look at debfoster.  With
it you can manage what you want installed.  Remove task-kde from the
keepers file and it should ask you what you want to do with the stuff
that got pulled in as a dependency (and does not fill dependencies of
other packages in keepers).

Olaf Meeuwissen       Epson Kowa Corporation, Research and Development

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