Debian Planet








Welcome to Debian Planet

Search

Apt-get into it.
Main Menu

  • Home

  • Topics

  • Web Links

  • Your Account

  • Submit News

  • Stats

  • Top 10

  • Debian

    These are important Debian sites one should not be without!

  • Official Debian site

  • Package search

  • Mailing list archives

  • Bug reports

  • Debian on CD

  • Unofficial woody CD ISOs

  • Unofficial APT sources

  • Developers’ Corner

    Other great Debian news sources:

  • Debian Weekly News

  • Kernel Cousin Debian

    (Debian mailing lists digested)
  • Community Groups

    Need help? You’re not alone on this planet.

  • debianHELP

    (User support site)

  • Debian International

  • DebianForum.de

    (Deutsch)

  • EsDebian

    (español)

  • DebianWorld

    (français)

  • MaximumDebian

    (Italiano)

  • DebianUsers

    (Korean)

  • Debian-BR

    (Português)

  • IRC

    The place to get help on a Debian problem (after reading docs) or to just chat and chill is #debian on irc.debian.org.

    Many of the Debian Planet staff live there so pop by and say hello.

    Wanna write?

    Got that latest or greatest scoop? Perhaps you have some important news for the Debian community? Submit a news item!

    Or perhaps you’ve written a rather ground breaking insight into some aspect of Debian and you feel compelled to share it with others? Knock up a longer editorial article and send it to the editors.

    Sponsorship

    DP is sponsored by Xinit Systems and kieser.net.

    Domains paid for and hosted by uklinux.net.

    Buy your Debian merchandise at DebianShop.com.

    Who’s Online

    There are currently, 54 guest(s) and 4 member(s) that are online.

    You are Anonymous user. You can register for free by clicking here.

      

    what i’d love to see is this… (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 08 @ 09:30:50 GMT

    I’d like a way to remove all the dependencies of a package that are unused by anythhing else when uninstalling something. For instance, say i want to try a new e-mail client. So i try something from gnome project, nah not what i had in mind, so now i go to remove it and it only removes the package itself not any of the many dependencies that are unused by any other packages. So now i try the KDE one, nope not keen on that either, but now i have some more unused libs sitting around. Ok i try a console client, good but not quite, again more unused libs…so i try one more console one and i like it. Ok i’m sticking with that…except now i have the libs from 4 e-mail clients and desktop projects even though i only use wmaker and the console…

    It would be great if there was a way to tell apt to remove the packages and any unused dependencies of that app. I mean sure you can try and keep track of everything that was installed freshly with that app…but that is a pain in the ass, if it can handle dependencies one way, why not take care of em on the way out to? i’d be much more likely to experiment with new apps and try out more software if this worked, right now i just stick with my old stand bys that may or maynot have been surpassed in recent years by some newer projects…but i don’t have the patience to go through and pick out the unused stuff by hand after i remove it…

    just a thought, could be a handy feature…

    then again maybe a third party apt front end that i didn’t try due to said issue does handle this hehe…


    Your Name: Anonymous [ New User ]

    Subject

    Comment

    Allowed HTML:
    <p> <b> <i> <a> <em> <br> <strong> <blockquote> <tt> <li> <ol> <ul>