Question about 'aptitude'

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Mon Apr 10 12:57:34 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-04-10 at 14:45 +0200, Mario Vukelic wrote:
> Aptitude is very smart. It will track, for example, which packages you
> install manually, and which are just pulled in because some other
> package depends on them. 
> If later you remove the manually installed package, aptitude will
> remove
> the dependencies as well, provided they aren't needed by something
> else. 

I forgot: if you switch to aptitude after using another package manager,
it can sometimes take a while until it stops getting it wrong and
wanting to remove stuff you -do- want.

If you are sure you want a package aptitude asks to remove, do an
"aptitude install package", it will remember that.

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