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Re: dependancy issues

Le dimanche 02 janvier 2005 à 12:49 -0600, Steve Greenland a écrit :
> On 01-Jan-05, 21:14 (CST), Marc Wilson <msw@cox.net> wrote: 
> > On Sat, Jan 01, 2005 at 05:07:42PM -0800, Carl B. Constantine wrote:
> > > I'm trying to trim my system a little bit. I wanted to purge Evolution
> > > from my system since I use Mutt for email. But doing that wants to
> > > remove Gnome.
> > 
> > So it wants to remove the Gnome meta-package.  So what?
> So doing so causes all the packages that the gnome meta-package depended
> on to be de-installed, if one is using package tool that tracks packages
> that were installed to fulfill a dependency; aptitude, for example. This
> can be disconcerting.
> It means you need to go in and (re-)select all the smaller
> meta-packages, etc. that you actually want to keep.

Why in the world would you then want to install a metapackage if its
selection doesn't suit you?
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