|I remember when I instaled FreeBSD 3.4 that when I accidently askedfor it to install a program that depended on GNOME I uninstalled it and it also uninstalled GNOME.
What about something like this for Debian. it would help at least with piles of libraryies building up.
Say instead of just purge, uninstall, install, and installed (or whatever they are), also a Depend. So when you ay to install GNOME-Games, it will load all of its dependencies in Depend mode. Then if you uninstall GNOME-games then it will also find all its dependencies that are of depend mode and uninstall them to. Then if you want to keep around something like GNOME, you explicity install it like we do now.