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Bug#367109: Ability to remove unused dependencies of a package when removing it with "apt-get remove"

On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 08:00:19PM +0200, Marc Haber <mh+debian-bugs@zugschlus.de> was heard to say:
> On Thu, May 25, 2006 at 04:36:03PM +0200, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > Am 2006-05-13 20:57:17, schrieb Nicolas:
> > > I would found very useful to have an option to remove all unused dependencies 
> > > of a package when removing it. I insist on "WHEN REMOVING IT" because I know 
> > > the existance of deborphan, but it's not why I want.
> > 
> > Yeah, I have allready filed this wish for some times,
> > because only aptitude can handel this.
> So the issue is already solved in Debian?
> > I second this wish again.
> Why should this functionality, which is decidedly non-trivial to
> implement, be duplicated? use aptitude!

  Well, it would be nice to push this functionality into a lower layer
of the system so it's available to more people and so the different
implementations can share state.

  There exists a branch of apt that does this.  There also exists a
branch of aptitude that uses apt's tracking instead of its own (and
does forward-migration as you would expect).  Unfortunately, the apt
branch hasn't been uploaded AFAIK.  I don't know why not.


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