aptitude / package purged
On 2014-07-18 00:32:25 +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> On Jo, 17 iul 14, 03:17:35, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > On 2014-07-16 14:28:00 +0200, David Kalnischkies wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 11:36:32AM +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:
> > > > I do that too. I haven't seen any official documentation saying that
> > > > this is a bad thing to do.
> > >
> > > aptitude actively warns against it as highlighted in this thread.
> > Wrong! I purge removed packages almost all the time with aptitude,
> > and I've never seen any warning!
> From aptitude(8)
> If Aptitude::Delete-Unused is set to “true” (its default), then
> in addition to removing each package that is no longer required a
> by any installed package, aptitude will also purge them, removing
> their configuration files and perhaps other important data. For
> more information about which packages are considered to be
> “unused”, see the section “Managing Automatically Installed
> Packages” in the aptitude reference manual. THIS OPTION CAN
> CAUSE DATA LOSS! DO NOT USE IT UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE
I do not use this option. So, there's no way to see this warning.
> Yes, this is probably not what you understood as "actively", but this
> thread is also not about running 'aptitude purge', but 'full-upgrade',
> and if you change the default...
I didn't change the default. I just purged the removed packages at the
same time as the upgrade (with '_').
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