Re: Can imagemagick really be safely purged or removed?
On Sun, 29 Oct 2017 08:28:46 -0400
The Wanderer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2017-10-29 at 07:49, Jörg-Volker Peetz wrote:
> > Celejar wrote on 10/24/17 15:09:
> >> On Tue, 24 Oct 2017 08:52:46 +0200
> >> Jörg-Volker Peetz <email@example.com> wrote:
> >>> I forgot that you showed the dependency on cups-filters in your original mail.
> >>> On testing cups-filters 1.17.9-1 does not depend on imagemagick, it only
> >>> recommends it. And I use APT::Install-Recommends "false"; in /etc/apt/apt.conf.
> >>> Therefore, on this system imagemagick could be removed.
> >> Interesting, thanks. So they changed the dependency from 'depends' to
> >> 'recommends', but they're still 'recommending' a dummy package.
> > Taking another look at package imagemagick-6.q16 (version 8:18.104.22.168+dfsg-16) it
> > states that it provides imagemagick. Therefore, I don't understand what's going
> > on on your system and there's nothing wrong with package cups-filters, I think.
> My guess involves vague memories of there being an issue with versioned
> Provides: - although I thought that was more "you can't Provides: a
> specific version", not "a versioned Depends: won't be satisfied by a
> Provides: from a package with a suitable version number".
I don't understand this stuff well enough to add anything to the
conversation. All I know is that I still can't remove imagemagick
despite the fact that imagemagick-6.q16 "Provides:" imagemagick.