Bug 206923 - Automatic removal of dependencies
Automatic removal of dependencies
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pirut (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2006-09-18 04:51 EDT by Rahul Sundaram
Modified: 2013-03-13 01:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-18 13:07:46 EDT
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Description Rahul Sundaram 2006-09-18 04:51:43 EDT
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. 

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-18 13:07:46 EDT
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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