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Re: aptitude vs. debfoster

On Thu, Aug 31, 2006 at 18:23:08 +0200, T wrote:
>I used to use debfoster to install/uninstall packages. My recent reading
>hinted that aptitude can be as smart as debfoster now. So I gave it a try. 
>But I found that aptitude doesn't even come close to debfoster:
>% aptitude install apache2 
>The following NEW packages will be automatically installed:
>  apache2-common apache2-mpm-worker apache2-utils 
>The following NEW packages will be installed:
>  apache2 apache2-common apache2-mpm-worker apache2-utils 
>0 packages upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
>Need to get 1055kB/1148kB of archives. After unpacking 3981kB will be used.
>yes, work as advertised. But apt-get can do that too. Now how about
>% aptitude purge apache2
>Reading package lists... Done
>Building dependency tree... Done
>Reading extended state information       
>Initializing package states... Done
>Building tag database... Done      
>The following packages will be REMOVED:
>  apache2{p} 
>0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
>Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 81.9kB will be freed.
>Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] 
>Writing extended state information... Done
>(Reading database ... 134497 files and directories currently installed.)
>Removing apache2 ...
>What? All the apache2-common, apache2-mpm-worker, & apache2-utils that get
>automatically installed are not touched:
>$ dpkg -l | grep apache2
>ii  apache2-common 2.0.55-4.1     next generation, scalable, extendable web se
>ii  apache2-mpm-wo 2.0.55-4.1     high speed threaded model for Apache2
>ii  apache2-utils  2.0.55-4.1     utility programs for webservers
>This is unacceptably to me. These packages should be automatically purged
>as well. Or I'm doing something wrong?
>The debfoster, OTOH, has never let me down on this. 
>Please comment. 

Been there, done that ;) http://therning.org/magnus/archives/132


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