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Re: How to allow the removal of emacs20

Quoting Nathanael Nerode <neroden@twcny.rr.com>:

> In article <[🔎] 20031117233352.GA13698@twcny.rr.com> I wrote:
> >Without, that is, installing every package in Debian.
> >
> >I'm curious, for instance, as to why emacs20 hasn't managed to be removed
> >yet.  Presumably something depends on it.  But I can't figure out what.

apt-cache rdepends emacs20 

> I discovered upon manual examination of the apt lists for that long list
> of reverse depends that most of them had an alternative for emacs20.  The
> following didn't:
> w3-el-e20: This and the corresponding w3-doc-e20 and w3-lisp-e20 are
> emacs20-specific; there's a different package for the emacs21 version.
> So these should be removed along with, or before, emacs20.  All reverse
> depends have appropriate alternatives.
> eshell, speedbar: These are emacs20 specific, since they're included in
> emacs21 and xemacs21.  So these should be removed along with, or before,
> emacs20.  No outside reverse depends.

No, the speedbar package is a more recent version than the one
provided by emacs21. So, speedbar shall not be removed.

Before asking for their removal, you need to do that same checkings for
every package shipped outside of Emacs as well.

Jérôme Marant

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