Re: autoinstalled packages
On 13/08/11 01:25, Ivan Shmakov wrote:
Sven Joachim<email@example.com> writes:
On 2011-08-12 15:51 +0200, Bonno Bloksma wrote:
I guess that # apt-get install isc-dhcp-client may do the same
(provided that there's no newer version of the package in the
As of a few hours ago there is a newer version.
Also there's the APT::Get::AutomaticRemove option, which, if set
to false, I expect to prevent APT from removing the
automatically installed packages.
I'm not sure that works the way you expect - but I haven't had a chance
to check. My foggy memory is that it refuses to remove any packages if a
package selected to be removed doesn't want to go alone.
dpkg has the --auto-deconfigure parameter eg:-
# dpkg -r --auto-deconfigure dhcp3-client
The simulate/dryrun parameter is recommended.
However, what I'm interested in right now, is how do I access
the list of autoinstalled packages with plain APT or dpkg(1)?
I don't have any "autoinstalled" packages (whatever that means) on my
system so I can't test.
dpkg -l *dummy* | less
dpkg -l *transitional* | less
dpkg-query will do similar things. As I'm not certain what you mean by
autoinstalled I can't be certain those methods will work. To me
autoinstalled might mean "not needed" - which I avoid by using "ignore
recommends", deborphan, and debfoster. Your results should prove
PS. This might do what you want:-
# apt-get -s autoremove | less
If it then looks safe to proceed...:-
# apt-get autoremove
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