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Re: [NEW IDEA] Automatic removal of dependencies



On Thursday 27 April 2006 01:16pm, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 12:46 -0600, Lamont R. Peterson wrote:
> > 1.  Enhance RPM to track a new flag from each package to indicate whether
> > or not it was installed auto-selected-for-dependency.  Then, "yum remove
> > foo" could automatically select to remove all packages that "foo" depends
> > on that are no longer depended on by any other installed packages.
>
> In the long term, if such functionality becomes common, it would be nice
> to have RPM allow a flag to be stored within the package database, so
> that multiple front ends can share it.

That's what I meant, for the flag to be stored in the RPM DB.  Sorry for not 
being clear about that.

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