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Re: cleaning up lib*-dev packages?

I demand that Goswin von Brederlow may or may not have written...

> Darren Salt <linux@youmustbejoking.demon.co.uk> writes:
>> I demand that Matthias Julius may or may not have written...
>> [snip]
>>> I think a more elegant solution would be if aptitude had a command to
>>> install build-depends.
>> <AOL>.
>>> It could attach a new flag to a package that causes aptitude to treat
>>> build-depends just like depends of that package. [...]

>> Maybe... just installing the build-depends with any necessary marking as
>> automatically installed would be good enough - possibly regardless of
>> whether they're explicitly mentioned as build-dependencies?

> Then they get removed the next time you run aptitude and not when you stop
> using the source.

Well, yes. Perhaps I should have explicitly qualified that - "but only if
they're depended upon by other build dependencies" - but "any necessary
marking" seemed to cover it. Marking them all would indeed be daft.

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