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Old 04-12-2012, 03:24 AM   #1
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apt-get wants to autoremove a lot of packages that came with gnome-desktop-environmen


Hello, I installed gnome-desktop environment, but I've decided to remove Evolution. I open up a root terminal, and I type: "apt-get remove evolution"

In response, I get:
Quote:
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
python-crypto python-tagpy evolution-common geoclue-localnet libepc-ui-1.0-2
python-pyasn1 geoclue python-twisted-core evolution-webcal espeak ekiga
python-opengl python-gst0.10 gcalctool freedesktop-sound-theme
telepathy-salut gnuchess-book gnome-nettool gnome-games-extra-data
libepc-1.0-2 libgail-gnome-module baobab libtelepathy-glib0 libportaudio2
python-zope.interface libsrtp0 libgnome-mag2 tcptraceroute gucharmap
python-clientform libdiscid0 gnome-games cheese gnome-session-canberra
python-twisted-web gnome-cards-data totem-plugins gnome-mag
gnome-screensaver libgstfarsight0.10-0 gnome-screenshot python-gdata
xdg-user-dirs-gtk gtk2-engines-pixbuf cheese-common python-gtkglext1
gnome-themes seahorse remmina-plugin-rdp empathy libgtkhtml-editor0
totem-common gvfs-bin python-mechanize seahorse-plugins libgeoclue0
remmina-plugin-vnc xdg-user-dirs python-utidylib gnome-user-share
nautilus-sendto-empathy libgalago3 libtelepathy-farsight0 totem-coherence
dasher python-configobj guile-1.8-libs libevolution python-serial
python-beautifulsoup libopal3.6.8 python-pam python-openssl libgssdp-1.0-2
libcryptui0 libbrlapi0.5 libgdu-gtk0 libtidy-0.99-0 remmina-plugin-data
gnome-orca python-pyatspi gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gtk2-engines eog
gnome-disk-utility liblouis2 gnome-backgrounds dasher-data gok python-brlapi
gnome-search-tool espeak-data geoclue-manual python-twisted-conch
libfreerdp-plugins-standard geoclue-hostip python-louie bogofilter-bdb
python-feedparser python-louis vino mousetweaks python-nevow bogofilter
gnome-games-data telepathy-mission-control-5 python-pysqlite2
libapache2-mod-dnssd libclutter-gtk-0.10-0 evolution-plugins libespeak1
telepathy-gabble python-epsilon libgdata7 libchamplain-0.4-0
libgnome-speech7 libchamplain-gtk-0.4-0 libepc-common gstreamer0.10-nice
python-axiom libgtkhtml-editor-common python-bugbuddy libpt2.6.7
python-coherence python-gdbm libgupnp-1.0-3 libcheese-gtk18 dmz-cursor-theme
python-evolution libcolorblind0 python-pkg-resources gnome-system-tools
hamster-applet gnuchess libgsl0ldbl libfreerdp0 libnice0 totem
bogofilter-common gnome-accessibility-themes liblouis-data libavahi-ui0
geoclue-yahoo libgtkglext1 libnet1 python-twisted-bin gstreamer0.10-tools
freeglut3 libgupnp-igd-1.0-3 python-httplib2 gnome-system-log
libgtkhtml3.14-19 libspeexdsp1 nautilus-sendto python-rdflib
libboost-python1.42.0 remmina libgdata-common empathy-common sound-juicer
libmusicbrainz3-6
U kunt deze verwijderen via 'apt-get autoremove'.
De volgende pakketten zullen VERWIJDERD worden:
evolution gnome-accessibility gnome-core gnome-desktop-environment
0 pakketten opgewaardeerd, 0 pakketten nieuw ge´nstalleerd, 4 te verwijderen en 77 niet opgewaardeerd.
Door deze operatie zal er 4841 kB schijfruimte vrijkomen.
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Why does it want to remove all that? I remember having done something like this in the past, and Gnome was completely sheared of all kinds of useful components.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 03:34 AM   #2
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Because removing evolution removes the gnome metapackage that depends on it.
Since that big list of packages are all marked as Auto-installed and no longer have anything that depends on them (again, that gnome metapackage that was removed) they are now set for automatic removal.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 03:05 PM   #3
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If it removes some of the gnome components, then you can install them again.

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop
or
Code:
$ sudo apt-get install gnome
It will update the gnome desktop environment.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 03:24 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Satyaveer Arya View Post
If it removes some of the gnome components, then you can install them again.

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install gnome-desktop
or
Code:
$ sudo apt-get install gnome
It will update the gnome desktop environment.
1) Why would he want to mess with reinstall Gnome. Fix it so nothing else gets removed.
2) I really wish people would stop with the 'sudo', since it is not enabled by default in Debian. Personally I have never setup sudo, nor do I know anyone that has used Debian for any length of time that uses it.



Debian User Forums • View topic - Aptitude wants to remove all of gnome - http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=39045&f=10

Disable autoremove create /etc/apt/apt.conf and add:
// auto-remove breaks on meta packages
APT::Get::AutomaticRemove "0";
APT::Get::HideAutoRemove "1";

// Recommends are as of now still abused in many packages
APT::Install-Recommends "0";
APT::Install-Suggests "0";
Debug::pkgAutoRemove "0";

Last edited by craigevil; 04-12-2012 at 03:29 PM.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 07:12 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by craigevil View Post
.... Personally I have never setup sudo, nor do I know anyone that has used Debian for any length of time that uses it...
Neither do I , i think lots of people presume that cos Ubuntu is Debian based, there are similarities but the son is getting way alway from his father !!

Quote:
Originally Posted by craigevil View Post
Code:
.....
Disable autoremove create /etc/apt/apt.conf and add:
// auto-remove breaks on meta packages
APT::Get::AutomaticRemove "0";
APT::Get::HideAutoRemove "1";

// Recommends are as of now still abused in many packages
APT::Install-Recommends "0";
APT::Install-Suggests "0";
Debug::pkgAutoRemove "0";
Those can be boolean too, true/false.

Regards

Last edited by ukiuki; 04-12-2012 at 07:17 PM.
 
Old 04-12-2012, 07:16 PM   #6
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we really dont know what distro is in question here.
 
Old 04-14-2012, 10:01 AM   #7
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I aborted the apt-get autoremove, nothing has been uninstalled. Thanks for your answers.
 
  


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