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Old 08-27-2007, 02:45 PM   #1
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Autoremove question


Since upgrading to Lenny, whenever I run apt-get I get a list of packages to be autoremoved thus:

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The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libcamel1.2-8 gnome-doc-tools libopenct1 libgimpprint1 libgstreamer0.8-0
libisccc0 libgail17 libtunepimp-bin libneon23 libneon26 libgksu1.2-0 libnss3
libraw1394-5 libbind9-0 libid3-3.8.3 libgtk1.2 gstreamer0.8-misc iso-codes
libpoppler0c2-qt libgksuui1.0-0 libosp4 cdrecord libgstreamer-gconf0.8-0
liboggflac1 liboggflac3 xlibmesa-dri libopensc1 xlibmesa-glu xserver-xfree86
libdns22 libpisock8 libdar2 libgsf-1 libflac++4 gnome2-user-guide xlibs-data
xulrunner-gnome-support libgpod0 libwavpack0 libedataserver3
gstreamer0.8-mad libcdio3 libpcsclite1 openjade gstreamer0.8-oss
libpoppler0c2 aalib1 gstreamer0.8-audiofile libmikmod2 libisccfg1
libecal1.2-6 libfam0c102 libostyle1c2 libtunepimp3 libflac6 libeel2-2.14
libebook1.2-5 libgtkhtml2-0 libnspr4 xprint libedataserverui1.2-6
libiso9660-3 liblwres9 xcursor-themes libiw27 libedataserver1.2-7 libgtop2-2
libgtk1.2-common gstreamer0.8-flac libmysqlclient12 libeel2-2 xmms
libjasper-1.701-1 libxklavier10 libgucharmap4 libdb4.1
libgstreamer-plugins0.8-0 xprint-common libpq4 libmal1 libsnmp5 libsnmp9
liboil0.2 libecal6 libservlet2.3-java gstreamer0.8-vorbis docbook-dsssl
libisc11 libexif10 mkisofs libwnck4 totem libnautilus-burn3 libjack0.80.0-0
libcupsys2-gnutls10 libavahi-core4 libdb4.2++ hplip-data
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
This is quite some list. Is it safe to autoremove it or is apt mistaken?
 
Old 08-27-2007, 02:52 PM   #2
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You are supposed to be running aptitude from etch forward, instead of apt-get.

I would do the following

aptitude update
aptitude keep-all
aptitude
YourNextCommand

see if the aptitude keep-all fixes the issue. I couldn't tell you if you need all those libraries or not, but there are a few in there I'm sure are being used on my system..

Other than that there was a particular version of apt-get that has a bug and wants to autoremove a bunch of stuff that it shouldn't.. could be you have the buggy version currently installed. check your version and the bug list.
 
  


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