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Re: Doing an "apt-get --purge remove" after an earlier "remove"?

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:

> On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 07:34:40AM -0500, Lloyd Zusman wrote:
>> Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:
>> > That does indeed suggest that it's those packages you need to purge.
>> Aha!  Yes, that did the trick.  I incorrectly assumed that dpsyco-lib
>> and dpsyco-base would be dependent on dpsyco, and therefore should have
>> been removed during the dpsyco purge.  The dependencies were apparently
>> the other way around.
> Right. Also, the technical meaning of "foo depends on bar" for Debian
> packages is that foo will not be configured until bar is configured.
> Once a package is removed (even if not purged), its dependencies are no
> longer looked at.
> Cheers,

Got it.  So does that mean that dependencies are not looked at during
the removal process itself? ... or is it only after the removal process
that they can't be used (because they've then disappeared)?

> -- 
> Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

 Lloyd Zusman

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