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Re: feature request/suggestion

On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 02:47:54PM -0500, Jason Kraftcheck wrote:
> The combination of dpkg and apt (and excellent package maintenance) make
> installing packages on Debian powerful and elegant.  However, I think
> there are a few shortcommings with the removal of packages.  I have a
> feature suggestion that I think will enhance the package removal
> process.  I'm only a humble user, so forgive me if this has already been
> discussed (and dismissed) or doesn't make sense.
> If tools like apt and dselect could note the fact that a package was
> installed to meet a dependency of another package, then when later
> removing a package such tools could scan the list of dependencies for
> that package for any packages that were marked as 'installed to meet a
> dependency' and remove any that no longer have any dependents.

Just use aptitude, which does exactly what you want.

Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org>
www: http://www.djpig.de/

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