Synaptic. Installed (local or obsolete)

Guido Heumann listguido at
Fri Jul 22 21:01:12 UTC 2005

Yannick Le Saint (kyncani) schrieb:
> On Fri, 22 Jul 2005 21:12:47 +0200
> Guido Heumann <listguido at> wrote:
>>>I understand the system that handles
>>>dependancies to work "both ways" so I believe Synaptic would remove
>>>a given package along with the last application that depended on it.
>>Unfortunately not. AFAIK only aptitude has this feature, and only when
>>you also used aptitude for installing the packages. For exactly this 
>>reason I have started to learn and use aptitude exclusively for
>>package  management. It took a little time to get used to its text UI,
>>but now  I'm very happy with it.
>   You can use debfoster for that.
>   Debfoster will work with synaptic, apt-get, dpkg, aptitude, ...

I know, I tried debfoster already. It's useful, but I find it behaves 
less intelligent than aptitude. At least for my purpose, which usually 
is trying out some new packages and then remove the ones I don't like, 
together with their dependencies. With aptitude (and "apt-cache search" 
in a second terminal) this works best in my experience.


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