Re: Proposing task-debian
Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> How does this allow you to remove a task package in an intuitive way? That
> is what this discussion was about.
I am not exactly sure if debfoster does exactly this (at least it does
similar), but this is what would call the perfect solution:
% apt-get install task-foo
there is a new field Installed-by or something in the apt database.
% apt-get remove task-foo
'package-task-foo-depends-on' which was required for 'task-foo' was
installed automatically as a dependency, but is not necessary anymore.
Do you want to remove it? [Y/n]
If a package is set Installed-by: auto and later manually apt-get
install'ed, the field would be updated to manual. Just a thought.
On apt-get remove also only those package would be checked that are
depended on by the package to be removed.