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Re: aptitude upgrade

On 2011-03-30 15:36:49 Chris Brennan wrote:
>On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 4:28 PM, Andrei Popescu
><andreimpopescu@gmail.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
>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

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.
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