Bug 206923 - Automatic removal of dependencies
Summary: Automatic removal of dependencies
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pirut
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2006-09-18 08:51 UTC by Rahul Sundaram
Modified: 2013-03-13 05:42 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-18 17:07:46 UTC


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Description Rahul Sundaram 2006-09-18 08:51:43 UTC
Description of problem:

If package X is removed, the dependencies installed for X is not always removed.

Expected results:

Apt-get has --purge and Synpatic apparently now exposes this better. We should
look at implementing something similar in Pirut. I know this was discused in
yum-devel lists before and was rejected as a core feature but this seems quite
useful neverthless. 

Additional info:

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+bug/23036

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-18 17:07:46 UTC
The problem is there's no way to know if a package was explicitly selected for
installation or if it was just pulled in by deps.  

So doing something like this in an automated fashion is an _extremely_ bad idea.
 For people that want to micromanage things like this, there's the --leaves
option to package-cleanup in yum-utils


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