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cccc 07-26-2009 09:02 AM

apt-get autoremove

howto will be the command instead of 'apt-get autoremove' using aptitude?

jdkaye 07-26-2009 09:38 AM

Aptitude does not have autoremove. Check it out here:
Load this page and search for syntax with your browser and you'll find the handy table.

2.2.7. Dependency resolution of aptitude

The selection of a package in aptitude not only pulls in packages which are defined in its "Depends:" list but also defined in the "Recommends:" list if the menu "F10 → Options → Dependency handling" is set accordingly. These auto installed packages are removed automatically if they are no longer needed under aptitude.

craigevil 07-26-2009 02:55 PM

aptitude doesnt need the autoremove command because it removes depends when you remove a package, where apt sometimes leaves the depends behind then you need to use apt-get autoremove or deborphan to get rid of them.

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