apt-get autoremove in edgy
Lamanary Ramos de Pina
lamanary at gmail.com
Fri Nov 3 17:56:26 UTC 2006
once I tried to remove firefox and apt-get asked to remove thunderbird and
yelp as well. just to report.
On 11/3/06, Adam Miller <maxamillion at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure, they claimed it was "apt-get remove firefox" but they could
> have gotten it confused. If I hear from them on irc again I will ask.
> On 11/2/06, Matthew Kuiken <matt.kuiken at verizon.net> wrote:
> > Adam Miller wrote:
> > > Foxy,
> > > I was being told that when autoremove was taking things out that
> > > their xfce option at gdm wasn't usable anymore because it apparently
> > > took everything with it. They said it lists each application one by
> > one
> > > and not just say its removing xubuntu-desktop.
> > >
> > > -Adam
> > >
> > Are you sure they weren't using aptitude? That sounds like a certain
> > feature that aptitude uses to ensure that unused libraries aren't left
> > on a system when you uninstall a program. Aptitude keeps track of the
> > packages that you explicitly install, and which ones were drug in as
> > dependencies of others. If you remove all the packages that depend on a
> > library, it removes the library with the last application that used it.
> > If the person in question installed xubuntu-desktop with aptitude, and
> > then removed a sub-package, thus removing xubuntu-desktop, all the
> > packages that had xubuntu-desktop as the only thing that depended upon
> > them would also be removed.
> > -Matt
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