Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 11:38 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Debian and its clones Debian is not quite like any other distro out there. If bigger is better, then Debian wins hands down. Aside from having the largest collection of free software packages, Debian also runs on 11 platforms. But there is more to Debian than just size. Travel writer and recent Debian convert Robert Storey tackles the whole installation procedure head on and gives his report.
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re: an error about "apt-get remove emacs21"
by Anonymous on Thu 4th Sep 2003 00:35 UTC

Apparently, "apt-get remove emacs21" would remove only emacs21 and packages which depend on it, such as auctex and flim.
It wouldn't uninstall other unneeded or orphaned packages. It could be done by another more advanced tool -- aptitude.

Aptitude is one such program. If one doesn't want a full-screen text program, then debfoster is a great program for pruning the installed package set.