Re: Last part of the proposed changes to debian-faq
Holger Wansing wrote:
>>> remove them, when no packages needing them remain in your system.
>>> maybe needing here is invalid?
> What I understood from victory's comment is, that "needing" is probably
> a too strict verb in this case, better using some more diffuse word like
> "making use of". (Using "depending on them", as I have suggested in my
> other mail, is probably also not ideal.)
> There is no strict package dependency set for this cases (no Depends: ),
> so it should not be said, that the package *needs* the other one?
Well, I don't know which objection victory was raising, but your
suggestion works either way.
remove them, when no packages making use of them remain in your system.
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package