[Novalug] Ubuntu Dependencies
macoafi at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 21:18:13 EST 2009
On Monday 16 February 2009 7:39:10 pm James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>  Install the package. That brings in all dependencies.
>  Remove the package.
> I am one of those old geezers who still likes dselect. You can probably
> do the same thing in aptitude as well as synaptic.
> Just mark the package for installation. Your tool will drag in all the
> requirements for you. Then unmark that package.
> Some of these tools (like aptitude) will remember WHY a needed package
> was drawn in and remove it when the requiring package is deleted (or no
> longer required to be installed), but others will happily leave the
> dependencies in place.
This was the case with apt, but then deborphan came along, and now apt-get
learned to do it too. It won't automatically remove the remaining
dependencies, but it'll prompt you about them being unnecessary and tell you
to run 'apt-get autoremove' to clean up.
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