How to clean up unnecessary dependencies?
jamon.camisso at utoronto.ca
Sun Dec 4 00:20:27 GMT 2005
Simon Rönnqvist wrote:
> When installing packages in Kubuntu/Ubuntu or Debian the packages usually also
> want dependencies to be installed. When removing these packages again they
> don't seem to care about a bunch of dependencies being left installed. Is
> there a way to easily clean up unnecessary dependencies?
> The best way so far that I've been thinking of is to use synaptic to install
> the software, because synaptic keeps track of installation history. Still
> this only gives a list of packages installed at a sertain occation, which
> means that one will still have to remove them manually one by one.
> The ideal would be if the package managers would keep track of which packages
> were picked by the user and which were installed as dependencies. All
> packages just installed as dependencies should also be able to be removed
> automatically as soon as no 'picked package' or dependency of a 'picked
> package' would be dependent on it.
> cheers, Simon
Take a look here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PackageDependencyManagement
I know it doesn't solve your problem, but it looks like there are people
working on it. I don't know what the "2005/apt--auto-mark--0 branch"
thing is but it sounds promising?
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