Re: apt-get install wants to remove too much
Kent West wrote:
> Thomas Schuett wrote:
>> when I do apt-get install mozilla-browser
>> it answers:
>> WARNING: The following essential packages will be removed
>> This should NOT be done unless you know exactly what you are doing!
>> e2fsprogs sysvinit
>> It also wants to remove many other tings I actually need, like
e2fsprogs or nfs-kernel-server.
>> How can I install the mozilla-browser without loosing other needed
>> or even essential packages? (An older version of mozilla would be
>> acceptable for me.)
>> I found a similar question under
>> but unfortunately this guy never got an answer. Hopefully I will
have more luck.
>> Thanks for any help!
>> PS: I run a disk installation of knoppix, maybe knoppix 3.4
> It is my understanding (and older experience), that installing
Knoppix and then converting to Debian causes "issues" (which is why it's
generally recommended to just start from Debian to begin with). It looks
like you've run into some of those issues.
> My guess is that in order to convert to Debian, lots of
Knoppix-specific apps have to be removed. I'd make a list of those
things that are being uninstalled, then let Debian do what it wants,
afterwhich you can reinstall those things manually.
Any time that apt-get gives me a warning saying that I probably don't
want to do something I take that pretty seriously.
Might it not be better to note which packages will be removed and update
them BEFORE doing the mozilla install. This might prevent them from
being removed in the first place.
Just my $0.02, but it seems safer to me.