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post #11 of 14
Yeah, that's one of the things I do with Debian/Ubuntu is trim out the packages. You might only save 500MB, mabe more, but it keeps all the dependency crap down.
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xserver-xorg depends on xserver-xorg-video-all, which depends on xserver-xorg-video-intel. There is no reason why you would need this driver if you're not using it, it's just that xserver-xorg-video-all (metapackage) is likely installed on your system and is keeping its own dependencies updated.
    
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Hmm...I think I dun goofed. The aptitude thing didn't work because I obviously don't have that installed.

So I thought why not "sudo apt-get dselect <packagename>". Well, that lead to it telling me it was downloading and installing the package even though it claimed the package was now 0kB. I guess I should read more before assuming "dselect" means deselect?
     
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post #14 of 14
Use synaptic if you have a desktop set up, it's much cleaner than apt-get. Aptitude is a bit messy and old and should be re-written.

[edit] Oh and it's install/remove for managing packages. dselect... i don't know what that does as I've never used it. =P I just use:

apt-get install <package>

apt-get remove <package>

Or I just use dpkg:

dpkg -r <package>

maybe it's uninstall? No, just checked, it's remove.
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/ap...pt-get.en.html
Edited by mushroomboy - 2/28/11 at 10:26am
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