Re: installation of a package requests removal of a lot of packages
aptitude does use apt-listbugs and because aptitude knows what you are
currently trying to install it is easier to adjust your intentions to
the output of apt-listbugs. I guess with apt-get you could use command
history but that doesn't directly help you with dependencies.
Adam Funk wrote:
Do I need to do anything to prepare to use aptitude, or will it pick up
everything in my sources.list and preferences files? Does it use
apt-listbugs? More or less the same way apt-get does?
You don't really need to prepare. I'm not sure about apt-listbugs,
you'll have to try. One thing some people don't like is that by
default, aptitude installs Suggests: as well as Depends: packages.
You could be right but I don't remember that happening.