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

On Fri, Dec 06, 2002 at 08:58:59AM -0500, Lloyd Zusman wrote:
> Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:
> > 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.
> Got it.  So does that mean that dependencies are not looked at during
> the removal process itself? ...

They are looked at during the removal process itself, in order to make
sure that you're not removing something that other installed packages
still depend upon.

> or is it only after the removal process that they can't be used
> (because they've then disappeared)?

They haven't disappeared, but they're just no longer considered relevant
after removal.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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