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    Does apt-get give incorrect advice?

    It looks like the advice from apt-get "The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required" is broken.

    See the problems it caused me at thread
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...2#post12926042

    See also for example:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1203065.html
    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/inde...t-1132579.html

    Is it just broken or is there something I am not getting here?
    I have a Toshiba Satellite C50D laptop with 3.4 GB of RAM and (AMD E1-1200 APU @ 1.4 GHz with Radeon HD Graphics) x 2 processor; Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), Kernel Linux 3.8.0-36-generic. (older posts refer to 8.04 or 9.10 on other hardware).

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    Re: Does apt-get give incorrect advice?

    If you're starting a new thread with such a title why don't you make your first post self-contained and justify the title instead of just posting three links?

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    Re: Does apt-get give incorrect advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    If you're starting a new thread with such a title why don't you make your first post self-contained and justify the title instead of just posting three links?
    Well, my thread that I link to (the first one) is quite massive and everything in it seems relevant. Should I have quoted the whole of the thread? This thread etiquette here on ubuntu forums seems a bit tricky to get the hang of.
    I have a Toshiba Satellite C50D laptop with 3.4 GB of RAM and (AMD E1-1200 APU @ 1.4 GHz with Radeon HD Graphics) x 2 processor; Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), Kernel Linux 3.8.0-36-generic. (older posts refer to 8.04 or 9.10 on other hardware).

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    Re: Does apt-get give incorrect advice?

    Please don't create threads pointing to other threads, it's confusing and not really fair to those who could potentially help you. You may bump your original thread once every 24 hours if you feel the need to.

    Posting guidelines are here.

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