Re: Proposing task-debian
Roland Bauerschmidt <email@example.com> 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.
> Installed-by: manual
> Installed-by: auto
> % 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.
I was recently told in german usenet <3AE7B670.DFE4FE9A@uni-konstanz.de>
that FreeBSD used this kind of approach, its package managment (iirc
ports) remembered whether a package was requested directly or pulled in
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