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    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…

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