Re: aptitude --mind-your-own-business option?
Florian Kulzer <email@example.com>:
[very entertaining discussion snipped]
> the "automatically remove unused packages" option. When in doubt, run
> "aptitude install -sf", check what it wants to do and smack it over the
> head with "keep-all" if you do not like what you see.
(0) heretic /home/keeling_ aptitude install -sf
The following packages are unused and will be REMOVED:
The following packages will be REMOVED:
afio bogofilter gkrellmms gkrellweather irssi-text kernel-package
libcanlock2 libgsl0 most ntp ntp-server ntp-simple rxvt slrn zsh
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 16 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 24.5MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] n
Some of those are my favourite programs.
[BTW, I haven't done any keep-all's or anything here. I'm just trying
to learn from the discussion.]
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