OS: Debian 8
I wanted to install PepperFlash, which is non-free. I don't anticipate installing many non-free packages, so instead of modifying
/etc/apt/sources.list and downloading from the non-free repository, I decided to install this manually using dpkg with the packaged obtained from here. This required the dependency
binutils, which I installed via
apt-get install -f.
Now as test, I immediately ran
apt-get remove pepperflashplugin-nonfree
binutils, the newly added dependency, was not removed.
- Why didn't the dependency
binutilsget removed? Is it because it replaced another installed package, and therefore became a dependency of something else?
- How do I remove dependencies of manually installed programs via dpkg?