This post basically says when using
yay it doesn’t matter if I choose yes or no to question
Remove make dependencies after install? [y/N]
- Yes - I want more free space on my SDD.
- No - I dont care about extra spaced used on my SDD
When you install packages from AUR, your system has to compile them. To do so, it needs to use some other packages, called dependencies .
See this as assembling some furniture. You need some tools, let’s say a hammer and a screwdriver, but only for the assembling part : they are not useful to you anymore after the furniture is ready.
Some dependencies are still needed after the main package is installed, others are not, so the system is asking you whether you want to keep them in case you need them again later, or just to remove them. source
"Some dependencies are still needed after the main package is installed…" - Is this valid claim or not?
First person says it doesn’t matter really, other person says it could matter? So does it or does it not matter?
Assuming sometimes I need some
make depenciesto the package installed to work properly. How to know when from
[Repo Make:16]which ones I need?