Re: Finding abandoned packages
> is there a way to find packages which have no dependencies pointing to
# apt-cache show deborphan
Maintainer: Peter Palfrader <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.1-1), whiptail | dialog
Description: Find orphaned libraries
deborphan finds "orphaned" packages on your system.
It determines which packages have no other packages
depending on their installation, and shows you a list of
these packages. It is most useful when finding libraries,
but it can be used on packages in all sections.
> I would like to clean up my system and if I'd have a list of packages where
> no dependencies point to, I could just walk through the list and remove all
> packages I don't want anymore.
> For example, when I install 'abcde' it requires 'libcdparanoia' but if I
> remove 'abcde' sometimes later, 'libcdparanoia' gets abandoned and is not
> used anymore.
> What I want is to find and remove packages like 'libcdparanoia' in this
> case. :-)
I think it is exactly what you want. It won't remove anything, but spit out a
list of "unnecessary" libraries, out of which you can choose what to
Gib GATES keine Chance!