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Old 01-10-2009, 06:39 PM
Mark Copper
Default side effects of installing gimp

On Sat, Jan 10, 2009 at 01:16:21PM -0600, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
> On Saturday 10 January 2009, Mark Copper <mcopper@titaninterface.com> wrote
> about 'side effects of installing gimp':
> >I want to install gimp on an out-of-the-box installation of etch with
> >Gnome on an AMD64 system.
> >
> >#aptitude install gimp
> >
> >says 3 packages will be installed (gimp gimp-gnomevfs and gimp-python),
> >but that 91(!) packages will be removed.
> What happens if you just:
> #aptitude install

Yes, that's it. I really did understand that at one point; sorry for
the noise.

apt-get install will only install the gimp-related packages.

aptitude install will remove the exact same 91 packages.

I think it must be an artifact of having been using apt-get.


> You may have some packages that aptitude wants to remove because they are
> marked "automatically installed to satisfy dependencies" and nothing
> depends on them any more. They are safe to remove, but if you'd like to
> keep them you can use:
> #aptitude unmarkauto package_1 package_2 package_etc
> --
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Now that's a cool gnu.

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