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Re: How to uninstall Emacs?

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: How to uninstall Emacs?
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:27:30 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

Rodolfo Medina wrote:
> Rodolfo Medina writes:
> > Bob Proulx writes:
> > > Additionally instead of installing "emacs24" directly it is
> > > better to install the "emacs" package.  That will always depend
> > > upon the best version available.  Previously it was emacs23.  In
> > > Jessie it is emacs24.  In this way emacs is automatically
> > > upgraded.  If only emacs24 is installed then the assumption is
> > > that you don't want to upgrade when emacs25 becomes available.
> >
> > To do so, I should now:
> >
> >  # aptitude purge emacs24
> >  # aptitude install emacs
> I did so, and seems all right.

The end result is okay but it wastefully removes emacs24 and then
immediately installs it again.  'emacs24' is a dependency of the
current 'emacs'.  Why remove what will be immediately re-installed?

See this for a more full answer and description:

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