Are dependencies removed?

Other talk about Salix
Post Reply
jerome
Posts: 9
Joined: 25. Dec 2015, 14:57

Are dependencies removed?

Post by jerome » 25. Dec 2015, 15:04

Hi,

I'm new to Salix and Slackware based distros and was wondering whether the gslapt system removes dependencies? To clarify, supposing I install a package which requires a lot of dependencies and then later remove the package (using Gslapt); is only the package removed or are all the dependencies also removed?

Thanks, and Happy Christmas!

User avatar
gapan
Salix Wizard
Posts: 5619
Joined: 6. Jun 2009, 17:40

Re: Are dependencies removed?

Post by gapan » 25. Dec 2015, 19:47

Hi jerome, welcome to the forums and Merry Christmas to you too!

Short answer: no, they are not.

This has also been asked recently here: http://forum.salixos.org/viewtopic.php? ... 40&p=38976
The links from my last post, provide additional details and information.
Image
Image

User avatar
ChuangTzu
Donor
Posts: 350
Joined: 19. May 2015, 23:34

Re: Are dependencies removed?

Post by ChuangTzu » 25. Dec 2015, 21:40

Hello Jerome,

I think you will find this a nice feature as removing a program will not "gut" the system, like other distros.. Try apt-get remove something in Debian/Ubuntu and you lose half or more of your system depending on the program.

This is a nice balance between Slackware no depends and Debian/Ubuntu/Red Hat the whole repo depends. :lol:

and Merry Christmas to you as well.
Image
Image

Post Reply