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Re: package-autoremove ? Looking like a bug...

From: David Masterson
Subject: Re: package-autoremove ? Looking like a bug...
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2020 21:43:34 -0700
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Stefan Kangas <> writes:

> Yes, the other day `package-autoremove' wanted to remove a ton of
> packages for me.  So I took a closer look.
> `package-autoremove' uses `package-selected-packages' to know which
> packages to remove.  More specifically, it calls
> `package--removable-packages', where the doc string explains:
>       "Return a list of names of packages no longer needed.
>     These are packages which are neither contained in
>     `package-selected-packages' nor a dependency of one that is."
> In my case, some packages that I have (most likely) installed via
> use-package are _not_ in `package-selected-packages'.  This seems like a
> bug.  I'm not sure if it's in use-package or package.el, however.
> With a bit of luck, John Wiegley is reading this list, and could
> comment on this.

No response from John Wiegley.

What do you think of 'straight.el'?
David Masterson

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