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Month: December 2014

Re: [trinity-devel] Package renames and autoremove

From: Mike Bird <mgb-trinity@...>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 01:58:19 -0800
On Thu December 11 2014 01:47:03 Michele Calgaro wrote:
> I haven't (yet) tried an upgrade from to r14.0.0 myself (I will
> have to test on a VM sometime next week), but when you are going for the
> dummy package removal, I suggest you try this: run aptitude in
> interactive mode, select the dummy packages to remove, press 'g'. You
> will have a screen with a summary of what packages are going to be
> removed, which most likely will include most of TDE packages (based on
> your mail) as "autodependency (A)". Mark tdebase, tdelibs and all other
> "general" tde packages as "keep". This should possibly keep most of TDE
> installed, while allowing you to remove those dummy packages.

Hi Michele,

I've been trying to figure out a simple way to protect
inexperienced users.

The safest approach I've found thus far is:

  apt-get update
  apt-get install tde-trinity
  apt-get dist-upgrade

This is for Debian.  Ubuntu may need a different second
step just as initial installs are different for Ubuntu.

I also tried this with aptitude but aptitude goes crazy.