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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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