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On Thu, Dec 01, 2016 at 12:06:03PM +0000, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Peter Ludikovsky <pe...@ludikovsky.name> writes:
> > What was the output from aptitude purge? The reason I'm asking is that
> > aptitude usually auto-removes packages where the one removed was the
> > only one with dependencies.
> > Regards.
> > /peter
> aptitude said it was just removing <package>, not those packages that were
> installed along with <package>.
By default it does remove automatically installed packages (but not their
configurations), see the manual page and . So it's quite possible that
it did just that on your system.
Next time you do an experiment like that, make sure to set up a suitable
control group :-)
 e.g. by doing a dpkg --get-selections > before and another
> after and diffing the sorted results, or similar.
- -- t
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