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Old 08-22-2004, 11:32 PM   #1
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HELP with apt-getHow come when I tried to use apt-get to remove a package to regain

How come when I tried to use apt-get to remove a package to regain disk space, it starts to install extra packages that take up more space than before?

See output below... (and another question is: when I'm thru with apt-get can I remove all the files under /var/cache/apt? this is to make room for a knoppix liveCD remaster)

# apt-get remove emacs21
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  gettext-el libcompfaceg1 libdb3 libtiff4 xemacs21 xemacs21-basesupport
  xemacs21-bin xemacs21-nomule xemacs21-support
Suggested packages:
The following packages will be REMOVED:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libcompfaceg1 libtiff4 xemacs21 xemacs21-basesupport xemacs21-bin xemacs21-nomule xemacs21-support
The following packages will be upgraded:
  gettext-el libdb3
2 upgraded, 7 newly installed, 1 to remove and 569 not upgraded.
Need to get 26.3MB of archives.
After unpacking 73.9MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Old 08-22-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
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yea apt for all it's beauty is somtimes trying to think for you
well if you don't want to use emacs21 then try xemacs21 i know you will like that one !
it's like your wife's mom trying to get you to eat more food....

anyway try

dpkg -r emacs21

to clean the cache

apt-get clean


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