Can not remove automatically installed packages

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Tue Apr 9 05:00:35 UTC 2013

On Mon, Apr 08, 2013 at 10:25:24PM +0400, DimanNe wrote:
> I have installed alacarte by this command
> $ sudo aptitude install alacarte
> which shows me this:
> $ sudo aptitude install alacarte
> [sudo] password for dimanne:
> The following NEW packages will be installed:

        ......massive snip of unnecessary verbiage......
> So, I assumed that when I will delete alacarte aptitude suggests to remove all these automatically installed packages, but:
> aptitude remove:
> $ sudo aptitude remove alacarte

     ......snip of yet more unnecessary verbiage.......
> Is it all right? Or is it bug?
> If it is all right - why?

Next time use purge instead of remove.

Bob Holtzman
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