Re: aptitude keeps trying to replace my vim-gtk and ftpd
On Wed, 03 Nov 2004 10:54:56 -0500, Wayne Topa wrote:
> I just ran aptitude and it got "The following packages are unused and
> will be REMOVED". There are 8 packages it wants to remove, one of which
> is bluefish, which I am using as I run aptitude.(?)
Bluefish is an HTML editor based on GTK, not an aptitude helper. Or did
you mean you were running the two applications at the same time?
> A lot of people swear by aptitude but this behavior has made me swear
> _at_ it more and more.
If you want to keep bluefish, tell aptitude you installed it "manually".
> There _might_ be some good reason for the way aptitude doese things but
> I can't find them.
Bluefish is marked as "automatically installed", and since (apparently)
nothing you've installed "manually" depends on it, aptitude is removing it
> I would appreciate any explaination for this bizarre behaviour.
What you're describing is a feature of aptitude. You can stop it, easily,
from removing bluefish if you really wanted to keep bluefish. There may
be a way to stop aptitude from removing "unused" packages, but since I
want it to do that, I haven't checked.
There's nothing bizarre involved.