Re: Depends overkill, how do you weed out the packages
On Thu, Nov 05, 2009 at 04:30:45PM -0500, Celejar <firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
> On Thu, 05 Nov 2009 16:23:37 -0500
> vr <email@example.com> wrote:
> > This doesn't seem right so I am looking for pointers on how to trim down
> > this list of what I perceive as excessive bloat. Included is the list of
> > "stuff" Lenny wants me to install. I've marked some of the things I think I
> > know what they are which are features I for sure don't want but at the same
> > time I don't want a busted unusable system by forcibly not installing them.
> > Any advice or wisdom from those who have gone before me to do battle
> > against dependencies would be greatly appreciated!
> 'aptitude why some_package' can be useful.
Possibly also adding "--show-why" to that install command.