I have within the last year started to experiment with linux in an effort to learn the technical underpinnings as well as the fact that I strongly support the whole idea of open source software. Anyways, two of the distributions that I have spent the most time messing around with are Arch Linux and Ubuntu. I realize they are extremely different but my question today has to do with the package management system.
In arch linux if you would like to remove a package and all of its dependencies you can run a command
pacman -Rs [packagename]. To see packages installed as dependencies and no longer needed by any other program you can run
Now in ubuntu or for that matter any other APT based package system you remove packages with something like
apt-get remove [packagename] followed by
apt-get autoremove to take away dependencies that are no longer needed.
The problem that I seem to be having is that while in Arch linux running something like
pacman -Rs gnome will remove gnome and all of the dependencies installed with it and an
pacman -Qdt will allow me to make sure nothing is left over, but in ubuntu
apt-get remove gnome will only remove the meta package, and then running
apt-get autoremove returns nothing.
I was wondering how I could achieve a
pacman -Rs type removal on an APT based package system.