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Old 03-31-2006, 03:57 PM   #1
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aptitude remove portmap question

Hi Guys

This is my first post as a Debian user having only just recently installed the distro (previously I have used Suse, Slackware and Gentoo).
Quite a few things are done differently in Debian, so I have some homework to do.
Something that occured while I was hardening the system has made me curious. I was removing unwanted services using aptitude from the command line because I didn't like the look of the menu screen.
I entered "aptitude remove portmap" and was informed that 111 packages would be removed - basically the whole of the Gnome DE. Obviously I aborted, but I wouldn't have expected this to happen. Assuming that it was me that did something wrong, could someone tell me what it was?


Old 03-31-2006, 04:10 PM   #2
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Not sure about portmap in particular, but sometimes when you remove/update things in testing or especially in unstable things get removed that you wouldn't expect. If you're using Sarge, I'm a little surprised by this... You can always try apt-get remove portmap and see if it doesn't remove so many things...


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