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Re: apt-get

nate wrote:

Richard Beri said:

>When I install a program via apt-get, and it installs other support
>packages along with it, and then I choose to remove this program AND  the
>packages that came with it.  Is there anyway to automate the
>removal of this program and its packages instead of removing the
>packages by hand typing them in one by one?  Or if I choose to remove
>this program at a later date and close my xterm, I forget what came  with

while I've never used it, deborphan looks like it should show you a list
of packages that don't have anything depending on them anymore.


You can use this command to see the dependence of a package:

dpkg -p package-name

Then you can remove the packages you don't need.

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