On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:50:01PM +0200, Fr??d??ric Pierret wrote: > > > On 2020-06-28 23:23, Dave C wrote: > > I'd like to?? > > > > | > > sudo apt remove yum > > | > > > > because the yum files in /etc/bash_completion.d/ break things for fossil > > (autocomplete appends a space instead of slash after directories when > > running fossil). > > > > However, apt warns the following: > > > > | > > The following packages will be REMOVED: > > ?? qubes-core-agent-dom0-updates qubes-vm-recommended yum yum-utils > > > > | > > > > A) Is it safe to remove qubes-core-agent-dom0-updates and > > qubes-vm-recommended from a debian template? > > > > Also, apt tells me that autoremove would further remove quite a few > > packages, including several from qubes: > > > > | > > ?? qubes-core-agent-passwordless-root qubes-gpg-split > > ?? qubes-img-converter qubes-input-proxy-sender qubes-mgmt-salt-vm-connector > > ?? qubes-pdf-converter qubes-thunderbird qubes-usb-proxy > > | > > When building normal template, we add a meta-package called > qubes-vm-recommended which is responsible to pull above dependencies and > notably qubes-core-agent-dom0-updates, which itself requires yum and > yum-util. You can safely remove it if you don't use debian template as > "UpdateVM" in Qubes global preferences.
As with any meta-package, you may want to keep some of the other packages that it pulls in. This is not peculiar to Qubes. You should mark these as "hold" or "instal" when removing the meta-package, so that you remove only the target package. A decent package manager like aptitude will make this easy. If you need help with this, just ask. unman -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "qubes-users" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to qubes-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/qubes-users/20200629113150.GA25753%40thirdeyesecurity.org.