Re: Package removal dependencies
On 01/09/11 00:00, Bruno Martins wrote:
On Wed, Aug 31, 2011 at 12:59 PM, Scott Ferguson
Thanks for your quick response.
So, to avoid this dependency "problems" in the future, I should make a
clean installation of Debian, without GNOME, and then install the GNOME
packages, like 'gnome-desktop-environment', etc?
That's the method I use - there are probably others. It's also
instructive to look at what other distros do and implement it in Debian.
I install just a minimal debian (no x) - then I strip out all the things
I don't want, then add things like deborphan and localepurge, then the
login manager, etc, etc,
It can be a bit fiddly but it's worth it - and:-
dpkg --get-selections > selections
will give you a useful list of packages when you're done.
I don't use gnome so I can't give you much help - but (probably):-
# apt-get -s install gdm gnome-core | more
will get you started on a base gnome.
Use the -s parameter before installing or removing
pipe the output to an aptly named file in root (the recommended and
suggested can be very useful)
# dpkg --get-selections > /root/original_meta_gnome_selections
first so that if something important, but unknown, is missing you can
track it down.
will also be a useful guide.
You can use slim instead of gdm if you want.
Lighter is faster is easier to maintain.
You might learn something about Debian, and you *will* learn something
about yourself ;-p
This should make it easier to install only what's needed.
I hope so - I think the power of Debian is wasted when the hitting Enter
is substituted for configuration and choice. We call it the "chicken
install" - glue bread to Enter key, strap chicken to desk, install. :-)
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