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Re: [Fwd: major problem with gnome-games dependency]

On Tue, Oct 11, 2005 at 11:33:50AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG <tb@becket.net> was heard to say:
> "Arthur H. Edwards" <edwardsa@afrl.kirtland.af.mil> writes:
> > First, we don't play the games, but they are inventoried, and they can't 
> > be there. Second, I can, indeed, remove gnome and re-install individual 
> > packages and waste a fair amount of time. Government computers are a 
> > fairly large group and I would think that you might want to facilitate 
> > the use of Linux and of Debian on them by swapping the dependency. If 
> > not you will be telling each of us to embark on a Rube Goldberg 
> > installation process.
> Removing the "gnome" package does not cause you to remove the
> individual packages it depended on.

  It does if you're using aptitude; you'd have to do something like
"aptitude keep ~Rdepends:^gnome$".  (but not if you're using
experimental, 'cos that'll send it into an infinite memory-eating
loop...great, another bug to fix)


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