When I update my packages in it tells me I have some 30 something packages I don't need and suggest that I auto remove them.

Doing so results in removing packages that are in use - I think it actually removes ALL the packages. Does someone know how the autoremove work and why it might not in my case?

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@therealraccoon what, no text?

well it's a famous one, it supposed to say "watcha talking 'bout willis?"

@jrss I think it relies on the package list in custom-set-variables, which will not be updated if you use use-package or similar.

@rzg I do use it, but not for everything...? I don't think.

So the alternative is to go in there and do it manually eh?

@jrss My solution has been not to remove anything :)

Once in a while I start clean, and let use-package get everything.

@jrss FWIW, I just ignore the autoremove suggestions


are you referring to apt ?

If not, which package management tool are you using ?

@abbienormal nope. This is in which comes with its own packages and its own auto-remove (suggestion) tool.


I see

I use straight foe Emacs so I don't experence that


I have several Emacs packages installed !

It's just that all of them are installed through Straight

I don't know if I'm a purist

I find Straght very convenient so what's the point in messing things up ?

@abbienormal ohhhh I never heard of Straight, I thought you were saying "I use straight Emacs" as in clean Emacs haha. Oops

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