[Aptitude-devel] Bug#842219: mention how to clean up if one doesn't need those build-depends anymore

積丹尼 Dan Jacobson jidanni at jidanni.org
Thu Oct 27 04:04:47 UTC 2016

Package: aptitude
Version: 0.8.3-1+b1
Severity: wishlist
File: /usr/share/man/man8/aptitude-curses.8.gz

We read

       build-depends, build-dep
           Satisfy the build-dependencies of a package. Each package name may
           be a source package, in which case the build dependencies of that
           source package are installed; otherwise, binary packages are found
           in the same way as for the "install" command, and the
           build-dependencies of the source packages that build those binary
           packages are satisfied.

           If the command-line parameter --arch-only is present, only
           architecture-dependent build dependencies (i.e., not
           Build-Depends-Indep or Build-Conflicts-Indep) will be obeyed.

OK but then mention what command(s) can then remove all those packages
that got installed so that we are back at the state where we were before
using build-depends.

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