Shador wrote:One would "just" need a database where this information is maintained locally, I guess that would be no problem on Slackware either.
But when I look at the time aptitude needs to initialize itself, I'm happier with slapt-get. apt-get is comparable fast but afaik it doesn't do that fancy dependency tracking and so on.
When I think about the Slackware way of doing it with no dependency, then our way with and the the Debian way, there are miles between. Such a feature would make us significantly different from Slackware and as I don't think it's something the Slackware user base could want, I'd judge it rather negative.
thenktor wrote:Such a feature is totally not KISS for me and IMHO it's pure nonsense. Why would I care about some unneeded packages that are installed? They only need few MB on my many GB hard disc.
clean-system - Removes all of the packages that don't belong to a standard Slackware installation.