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Re: setup graphical chooser : how to list orphaned packages ?




On 2017-10-13 13:37, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Jérôme Bouat writes:
>> Are "orphans" and "obsolete" 2 different things ?
> 
> Yes.  An orphaned package is one that is installed on your system, but
> not available in any version from setup.  An obsolete package is one
> that still exists (usually as an empty package) both in setup and on
> your system in order to provide a dependency (usually for older packages
> that still refer to the obsolete package name until they can get
> rebuilt).

Obsolete packages are also provided in setup like "virtual" packages for
backward compatibility with old package names requiring the new package.

I recently removed some of these old obsolete packages as I was using the
upgraded packages.

The next time I ran setup for an upgrade to the underlying package, the obsolete
package and obsolete library package were "reinstalled", along with the upgraded
real package and library package!?

-- 
Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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