Re: [Fwd: major problem with gnome-games dependency]
On Wed, Oct 12, 2005 at 03:13:30AM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> [CC'ing the aptitude maintainer, mainly for the last paragraph.]
> * Jeroen van Wolffelaar [Tue, 11 Oct 2005 22:00:22 +0200]:
> > The main things that this thread shows me, is that it is *not* immediately
> > clear to people not too familiar with Debian that the removal of the 'gnome'
> > package will not have *any* effect on what actual software is actually installed
> > on your system.
> Do not forget, though, that with aptitude becoming the prefered tool
> for package management (over plain apt-get), this is no longer true.
> "aptitude install gnome" will mark all of its dependencies as "auto",
> i.e. just installed because of a dependency. Which means that
> "aptitude remove gnome" will want to remove all the dependencies _for
> real_, unless they have been previously marked as "noauto" by hand.
What will "aptitude remove gnome-games" do? Remove gnome, leaving the deps
behind, or remove gnome and then remove it's deps because they're auto?