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Re: rpmreaper



On Wednesday 04 June 2008 00:35:08 Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 10:41 AM, Miroslav Lichvar <mlichvar redhat com>
>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've put together a small ncurses application for removing unnecessary
> > packages and their dependencies from the system.
>
> If you create a full featured clone of aptitude on top of yum/rpm I will
> love you long time. Aptitude is the most awesome tool I have ever seen for
> cleaning up package cruft and interactively resolving arcane dep problems.
> Why can't yum's dep resolving be instantaneous? ;)
>
> Is there any recent success in getting aptitude itself to run on Fedora? It
> worked long ago in the days of FC3 but then it broke with newer versions of
> apt-rpm..

I don't know about aptitude, but I use apt as my package manager. Synaptic is a 
great GUI for managing packages with apt, but I hardly ever use it (it works 
when I do though). One of the first things I do with a fresh install is `yum 
install synaptic`.

--Ben


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