Re: Printing packages
- Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2017 20:31:31 +0000
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Printing packages
On Sat 04 Mar 2017 at 20:12:49 +0000, Lisi Reisz wrote:
> Why, since you are using aptitude, not keep things simple? You actually want
> to run CUPS, so <$ aptitude search cups>, then gulp and <$aptitude search
> cups | less.>, which will give you all the packages with cups in the name.
> Or in Jessie, <$aptitude show cups>, but for that you need to know, or try
> guessing, that cups is a meta-package, which it may not be in Sid. So start
> with aptitude search and read patiently through what it says.
Good advice and I know you like to learn things too. cups is not a
metapackage. Removing a metapackage does not remove the packages it
apt-get purge cups
Don't say "yes"!