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Bug#25855: dpkg: suggest removing of unused packages

Package: dpkg
Severity: wishlist
It would be nice if packages, which are not usually usable by themselves
(like libraries or *-common packages), would have "Support-Only" like flag.
dpkg could then suggest to remove such packages when no more packages depend
on them (usually only after deselecting the last package which depended on
them, to avoid annoying suggestions about packages the user already decided
to keep).

-- System Information
Debian Release: 2.0
Kernel Version: Linux pandora 2.0.35 #1 Sat Aug 1 17:24:40 CEST 1998 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii  libc6           2.0.7t-1       The GNU C library version 2 (run-time files)
ii  libstdc++2.8    2.90.29-0.6    The GNU stdc++ library (egcs version)
ii  ncurses3.4      1.9.9g-8.8     Video terminal manipulation - shared librari

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