On 2011-03-30 15:36:49 Chris Brennan wrote: >On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Andrei Popescu ><email@example.com> wrote: >> It's being upgraded, which means it is already installed on your system. >> Try 'aptitude why apache2.2-bin', maybe it will shed some light on why >> it is installed. > >Ya I just did that and it was installed because of gnome .... I don't >remember installing gnome ... when I installed my laptop, I chose no WM nor >X as I wanted to learn how to do it *the debian way* using apt-get/aptitude. >I went from X to fluxbox and gnome wasn't an inbetween. I imagine some deps >where installed with other packages but upon checking .... I have a full >gnome install and I *know* I didn't install it, so I am left scratching my >head. > >[snip] >root@Blackdragon:~# aptitude why apache2.2-bin >i gnome Depends gnome-desktop-environment (= 1:2.30+7) >i A gnome-desktop-environment Depends gnome-user-share (>= 2.30) >i A gnome-user-share Depends apache2.2-bin >root@Blackdragon:~# >[/snip] Well, gnome is listed an not automatically installed, so it wasn't brought it by apt-get or aptitude trying to satisfy dependencies, or you have since marked it as not automatically installed. Tasksel and similar tools usually don't mark the packages they install as automatically installed so it might have been installed by one of those. Pbuilder and variants also sometimes install packages in a way so they are not marked automatically installed. If you don't want it, mark it as automatically installed, let apt-get/aptitude clean up, and if it is still around, repeat the why invocation. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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