Saturday, November 28, 2009

Removing implicitly installed packages

It is easy to install a new package. Yum/synaptic will find the dependencies and install them.

How about removing a package?

It is hard to remove packages which were installed because of dependencies. E.g. install mplayer and dozens of packages get added. Now, remove mplayer but the packages installed implicitly remain installed.

On Fedora, package-cleanup provides some assistance but not enough.

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