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Old 08-02-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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Apt Wants To Remove Wanted Apps?!

Ok - so I normally always remove "gnome-games" using apt.

# apt-get remove --purge gnome-games

Ever since I have done this, I am now getting the following message when I use APT-GET:

"The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libsdl1.2debian libsdl1.2debian-alsa gcalctool gnome-nettool bind9-host libavahi-compat-howl0 libdjvulibre15 libperl5.8
iso-codes gucharmap industrial-cursor-theme zenity libosp5 dnsutils libsvga1 esound libexchange-storage1.2-3 unzip
gnome-cards-data w3c-dtd-xhtml gedit libdns32 libpisock9 gnome-themes whois xulrunner-gnome-support libgpod2 pidgin-data
libisccc30 system-tools-backends gtkhtml3.14 guile-1.6-libs gedit-common libdmx1 libgnome-pilot2 finger
libmusicbrainz4c2a fast-user-switch-applet liblwres30 gnome-volume-manager libkpathsea4 libpt-plugins-v4l gdb eog gdm
gnome-backgrounds bug-buddy libnm-glib0 libdirectfb-0.9-25 vino gnome-keyring-manager libbind9-30 evince libqthreads-12
libbluetooth2 gnome-games-data libgnomevfs2-bin libisccfg30 zip gnome-core libpt-plugins-alsa svgalibg1 libopal-2.2.0
gconf-editor gnome-system-tools libisc32 totem libpt-1.10.0 libguile-ltdl-1 libgtkhtml3.14-19 file-roller
libpoppler-glib1 sound-juicer libpisync0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them."

If I do this, I lose my window manager and many apps I normally use so basically I lose all GUI function of my PC which sucks.

Anyone know how to resolve this problem?
Old 08-02-2007, 07:24 PM   #2
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don't run autoremove.
Old 08-02-2007, 07:39 PM   #3
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Looks like a dependency has gone a little wrong somewhere, you could wait for Sid to fix itself, or if desperate, apt-get install {any package you want to keep}. This will mark the package manually installed, and it will no longer appear in autoremove's crosshairs.
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I still think just not running it would solve the problem rather nicely...
Old 08-03-2007, 09:22 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by war1025
I still think just not running it would solve the problem rather nicely...

TC, whenever you run apt-get with *anything*, or are you actually running apt-get autoremove?


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