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Old 01-23-2009, 08:02 PM
Alan Ianson
Default How to remove automatically installed packages when nothing depends on them?

On Fri January 23 2009 12:42:30 pm Countable Infinity wrote:
> When I installed xfce4-terminal, it automatically installed
> libxfce4mcs-manager3, libxfce4util4, etc. But now if I do:
> aptitude purge xfce4-terminal
> it does not remove these libs that were installed automatically.
> Is there a way to remove these automatically installed packages when
> nothing depends on them any more?

There is a setting in aptitude -> options -> preferences to remove unused
packages automatically. Is it switched on?

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