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Month: December 2014

Package renames and autoremove

From: Mike Bird <mgb-trinity@...>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:48:43 -0800
The upgrade from to R14 includes a lot of package

After a clean i386 Wheezy install of kde-trinity
is upgraded to R14 RC2, an "apt-get autoremove" removes
48 transitional dummy packages.  This is good.

However there are still (roughly) 15 transitional dummy
packages whose descriptions say they can be safely
uninstalled.  All that is preventing them from being
uninstalled is two meta packages - kde-trinity and
kde-core-trinity.  And so the conscientious sysadmin
removes the two unnecessary meta packages and the
(roughly) 15 remaining transitional dummy packages.

And the next "apt-get autoremove" eats 290 packages
which is most of Trinity.

If you had less than a normal kde-trinity installation
of this problem hits you much sooner and
without uninstalling any meta packages.

What to do?  Something in the release notes?