sahko wrote:smallchange wrote:aptitude purge bar
Thats not what i had in mind. Keeping track of those packages is APT's/DPKG's job not mine.
The command that would purge the listed filessahko wrote:Thanks for the detailed post. Your answer is enlightening and this is probably close or similar to what happened.
Although i havent used keep-all another command must've changed the flag.
edbarx wrote:There is a local saying that goes something like this: a tradesman who blames his tools is not fit for the job.
Why on earth did you bother to come to Debian if you think its central feature is lagging behind what you used before?!
edbarx wrote:The secret of acquiring new skills and knowledge lie in Reading The Fabulous Manuals and Debian has lots of them.
It works like this: when you install a package, aptitude will automatically install any other packages on which it depends. These packages are marked as having been ``automatically installed''; aptitude will monitor them and remove them when they are no longer depended upon by any manually installed package ^ . They will appear in the preview as ``packages being removed because they are no longer used.''
^ More precisely: they will be removed when there is no path via Depends, PreDepends, or Recommends to them from a manually installed package.
Description: If this option is true, then aptitude will not consider packages to be unused (and thus will not automatically remove them) as long as any installed package recommends them, even if Apt::Install-Recommends is false. For more information, see the section called ``Managing automatically installed packages''.
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