David L. Anselmi
anselmi at anselmi.us
Thu Jan 11 22:11:50 MST 2007
Daniel Webb wrote:
> Continuing my aptitude upgrade.
> 3) Purge all the configuration files for packages that are no longer
> $ aptitude purge '~c'
That's cool. I've only usually used the gui, and it's not too bad for
things like this. But I'll use your previous trick next time I install
> 4) When doing the initial conversion I had the "automatically include
> recommends packages" option turned off. Now I would like to manually look at
> all the recommends packages that I missed and pick only the ones I want. Any
> way to do this? I've been looking at the aptitude reference manual and the
> closest I can get is a limit on '~i~Brecommends' but that shows the list of
> the packages which don't have all their recommends satisfied, but not the
> recommended packages themselves. Any way to do this?
I don't know of anything, though I haven't looked. Probably there is a
separate tool that will go through the status file and grep it out for you.
But I wouldn't worry about it. You can get a list of recommends that
aren't installed when you upgrade things. And if you don't notice it's
missing, who cares? I do sometimes notice things being recommended that
I don't want (like FAM) and cancel them, though.
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