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    Finding out why a package was installed (using aptitude)

    I use aptitude all the time, but just happened to read about this. Here's the example I chose:

    Code:
    paul@oneiric:~$ aptitude why lightdm-greeter-example-gtk
    i   lightdm                     Recommends lightdm-greeter
    i   lightdm-greeter-example-gtk Provides   lightdm-greeter
    paul@oneiric:~$
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    Re: Finding out why a package was installed (using aptitude)

    Thanks! Also I did learn something new today.
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    Re: Finding out why a package was installed (using aptitude)

    Try "aptitude why-not <package>" sometime.
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    Re: Finding out why a package was installed (using aptitude)

    Quote Originally Posted by ranch hand View Post
    Try "aptitude why-not <package>" sometime.
    Thanks ranch hand - I should probably have mentioned that as well.

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    Re: Finding out why a package was installed (using aptitude)

    Quote Originally Posted by ranch hand View Post
    Try "aptitude why-not <package>" sometime.
    Guess now we need "aptitude why-wHY-WHYYYY!!! <package>"

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    Re: Finding out why a package was installed (using aptitude)

    Or;
    aptitude wtf <package>
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    Re: Finding out why a package was installed (using aptitude)

    Quote Originally Posted by ranch hand View Post
    Or;
    aptitude wtf <package>

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