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Re: [esr@thyrsus.com: Re: CML2 0.2.0]

Previously Andrew Pimlott wrote:
> FYI, Eric is talking about a feature commonly requested for
> dpkg/apt:  Marking a package as selected only because of
> dependencies, so it can be automatically deselected.  It might be
> interesting to see how he implements it.

This has long long ago been been specified and put into the Apt UI
texts. We're still waiting for something to implement them..

The idea is to mark that a package has been installed due to a
dependency and not because of a explicit user action. When we
find later that no packages need it anymore we can offer to
remove it.


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