Re: Simple questions
John Hasler <firstname.lastname@example.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
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