[ubuntu-uk] package removal.

norman norman at littletank.org
Wed Oct 10 17:44:03 BST 2007


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> > 
> > > > However, I am still puzzled. How can a package which I have removed
> > > > reappear all by itself?
> > > >
> > > > Norman
> > > If the plugin depends on the version of Gimp that you removed, dpkg 
> > > would reinstall it as a (reverse) dependency...
> > 
> > I am not very computerate, obviously, but from where did dpkg get the
> > package?
> 
> apt will download packages from the repositories to satisfy
> dependencies. 

Do you mean that even though I think I have removed a package it is
stored somewhere on the hard drive and is accessible to some utility or
other in Ubuntu?

Norman




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