Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Sep 2007 18:40 UTC
Gnome Ars has reviewed GNOME 2.20. "GNOME 2.20 was officially released last week after six months of development. The new version includes strong incremental improvements that contribute to a better user experience and provide more flexibility and integration opportunities for third-party software developers."
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RE[6]: Mono required
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 26th Sep 2007 06:29 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Mono required"
MamiyaOtaru
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2005-11-11

Still assuming Ubuntu (or Debian derivative).

The problem is that when you install the equivalent of kde-desktop, it pulls in a bunch of other packages, and marks those packages as having been automatically installed. ... Unfortunately when you uninstall it, it wants to uninstall all the other packages as well. Then you have to manually fix all the packages it wants to uninstall.

That's pretty much how aptitude behaves. I'm not a big fan of that behavior, so I tend to use apt-get. Last I checked, Ubuntu was using Synaptic and last I checked, Synaptic used apt-get. Has something changed? Adept certainly doesn't do that on Debian.

Aptitude's way of automatically removing dependencies when the package that pulled them in is removed leaves fewer orphans around (though deborphan helps with that) but would indeed present some problems with metapackages ;)

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RE[7]: Mono required
by leos on Wed 26th Sep 2007 22:21 in reply to "RE[6]: Mono required"
leos Member since:
2005-09-21

Ah ok. Yeah I use aptitude for my system. I like it much better than synaptic or adept, mostly because it's faster and I'm used to all the keyboard shortcuts...

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