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Important packages being marked as not needed

Postby anuvnu387 on Sat May 16, 2009 12:11 pm

Guys,
I am using Linux Mint 7 RC. I am getting a message that could potentially be a problem. Everytime I install/remove an application I am getting the following message:

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
python-crypto libopenal1 libmoon gnome-do python-beagle ndiswrapper-common
python-pexpect nautilus-open-terminal unrar envyng-core linuxmint-keyring
gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly libxine1-x libxvidcore4 xchat-common mintmenu
libdiscid0 python-paramiko mplayer-skins mintupload sun-java6-plugin
openoffice.org-java-common librsvg2-2.18-cil lightning-extension libsvga1
xchat thunderbird gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
libxine1-misc-plugins flegita libxcb-xv0 unshield paprefs
gtk2-engines-aurora libnotify-bin compiz-check java-common
gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse libpulse-mainloop-glib0
libservlet2.4-java libxine1-bin mint-search-addon libamrnb3 libggi-target-x
gtk2-engines-candido pavucontrol sun-java6-bin unixodbc libgnomescan0
libunshield0 gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg libgnomescanui-common libmp3lame0
libamrwb3 gstreamer0.10-pitfdll bsh libxine1-ffmpeg
compizconfig-settings-manager python-compizconfig libggi2 odbcinst1debian1
sun-java6-jre moonlight-plugin-core gtk2-engines-ubuntulooks libgii1
simple-ccsm libxcb-shape0 flashplugin-installer libjline-java
calendar-timezones moonlight-plugin-mozilla mozilla-thunderbird liblzo2-2
samba libgii1-target-x libwnck2.20-cil libgnomescanui0 giver libxine1-gnome
flashplugin-nonfree tcl8.4 pulseaudio-module-zeroconf libsidplay1
padevchooser libavahi1.0-cil paman libgnomescan-common mintwifi
nautilus-actions calendar-google-provider libhsqldb-java libmjpegtools-1.9
mint-artwork-gnome ndisgtk gufw libgconfmm-2.6-1c2 mintbackup
openoffice.org-base envyng-gtk mintnanny mintinstall libquicktime1
mintdesktop deskbar-applet mintwelcome aptoncd libxcb-shm0 pavumeter inxi
libglademm-2.4-1c2a libnotify0.4-cil libgnomedesktop2.20-cil
libxine1-console libfaac0 libmusicbrainz3-6 ndiswrapper-utils-1.9 libxine1

And that these can be removed by using the "autoremove" option. However, based on what I have learned so far many of the above packages seem to be important and needed. Why am I receiving such a message? Is this a bug or am I doing something wrong or can I go ahead and autoremove those packages (which I think is not right)?

Thanks for the help.
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Re: Important packages being marked as not needed

Postby exploder on Sat May 16, 2009 1:42 pm

I think that this is caused by the mint meta packages. I saw the same message when I tried to remove and re-install mintUpdate. I of course did not commit the change.
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Re: Important packages being marked as not needed

Postby richyrich on Sat May 16, 2009 2:45 pm

This topic has previously been posted in the 'Bug Thread' for RC1.
Please take exploder's advice.
I of course did not commit the change.


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Re: Important packages being marked as not needed

Postby anuvnu387 on Sat May 16, 2009 4:16 pm

I just accidentally removed all those packages (and of course it screwed up the system). However, while it was removing the packages I copied the list of packages that were being removed. And reinstalled all the packages again. Now I do not have this problem anymore.
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Re: Important packages being marked as not needed

Postby richyrich on Sat May 16, 2009 4:19 pm

Great, please edit your original post, and add "SOLVED" to the subject line. Thx.

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