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I'm using Ubuntu which comes with Gnome, but I also wanted KDE, so I installed it using the multiverse and universe apt sources. Once KDE was installed, I wanted to ...
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- 03-12-2006 #1
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- Feb 2006
aptitude removes things I don't want removed
Once KDE was installed, I wanted to install Kaffeine, so I did aptitude install kaffeine, but it listed a ton of KDE packages that it was going to remove. However, when I ran apt-get install kaffeine, it did not try to remove these packages.
Why is aptitude trying to remove all these packages?
- 03-13-2006 #2
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- Jan 2006
Aptitude has this thing about trying to remove packages that it thinks are "no longer used." My advice: use aptitude to scout out packages if you have to, but otherwise don't even bother. Install with apt-get, or just use synaptic in the first place.
I'm sure there's a real answer to this question, though, and I'd actually like to hear it. Also, seems like we're not the only ones who think this is odd.. http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/.../msg00026.html