What's the right way to rm packages?

From: s. keeling (keeling_at_spots.ab.ca)
Date: 11/05/05

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    I blew away CUPS last night, not noticing it was taking Gnome with
    it. In the past, I've mixed "aptitude remove" with "dpkg -r", then
    cleaning up after the result.

    What's the right way with aptitude? How do I not blow away
    $SOMEWANTEDPACKAGE correctly?

    I'm running sarge.

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