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Re: Sudo Autoremove wanting to kill my system?



On Wed, Apr 23, 2014 at 9:32 AM, Tom Furie <tom@furie.org.uk> wrote:
> In your example above, while gnome depends on openoffice, openoffice
> cannot be removed without also removing gnome and thus anything that was
> pulled in by gnome. However, while it is /nice/ to have an office suite
> in your desktop environment it is by no means a requirement, therefore
> if the gnome->openoffice relationship was downgraded to a Recommends:
> the openoffice package could be removed without any further disruption
> to the system.

Ah! That might be the solution. I haven't dug into it, but if that's
how the base desktop environment metapackages are done now, that would
cure this issue. You install Debian with whichever desktop, then
uninstall all the games, but you still have a perfectly viable system.

ChrisA


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