[packagekit] Auto Installed Packages

Donnie Berkholz dberkholz at gentoo.org
Thu Jan 31 11:30:09 PST 2008

On 19:14 Thu 31 Jan     , Richard Hughes wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 13:58 +0000, Thomas Wood wrote:
> > And what about a method to run a clean up operation, with no particular
> > specification on what it does other than do some house keeping in the
> > package management system.
> You mean removing non-required packages? I don't think working through
> all the packages on the system and checking for deps would scale, and
> even if it did, we would need a set of "core" packages like initscripts
> and lsb that could not be removed.
> I've not got any smart ideas. Opinions welcome.

Gentoo's package managers already implement that. It takes a little 
while to do the calculation in pkgcore (~1 minute for ~1000 packages). 
Seems like a PM-level thing that PK would just provide a frontend for.


More information about the PackageKit mailing list