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Re: RFC: Soname in rpm name



On Jan 24, 2005, Ralf Ertzinger <fedora-devel camperquake de> wrote:

> Hi.
> Aurelien Bompard <gauret free fr> wrote:

>> I did not know, is it possible to have a tool find the rpms that no rpms
>> depend on, and ask to remove them ?

> The problem with this is that RPM does not indicate whether a package has
> "end user value" (a command line or GUI program, or a daemon), or is just
> a support library needed by said end user programs, which can be removed
> if not needed by anyone.

Could we perhaps add such a flag to the rpm database?  Then the
installer and the various other package installation front-ends could
mark user- (or comps-)requested packages as having end user value, and
everything else brought in to satisfy dependencies such that it is (or
can be) removed as soon as no dependencies remain.

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