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Re: RPM Soft dependencies (Was: Re: Agenda for the 2009-05-26 Packaging Committee meeting)



> users may not want those features. A soft dependency covers this
> situation pretty perfectly; by default you get the extra dependencies
> installed so the features will be available, but if you're someone who
> needs to optimize disk space or number of installed packages you'll have
> configured urpmi not to install soft dependencies so you won't get them,
> and if you didn't do that but you later decide to remove one of the soft
> deps, you can. I consider this a significant win, the package would be
> objectively less good without this.

How do you know _later_ which installed packages could be removed as
they only came via soft dependencies ?

« package-cleanup --soft-leaves » or something like that ?


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Mathieu Bridon (bochecha)


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