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Re: How to search for needelessly installed library packages ?

Try deborphan

Lee Begg

On Saturday 09 September 2006 23:13, Ernest jw ter Kuile wrote:
> It's not as is my disk is full, but every now and then I like to cleanup a
> bit.
> Over the years I have accumulated many packages the were installed because
> of some dependancy that no longer applies.
> Anybody here that can either give a quick course, or give a pointer to
> information on how to search for packages that are libraries with no
> dependancies other than their own docs and/or their -dev version ?
> I had a look at cruft, but that only checks for file which do not appear in
> the package database. This is is good for cleaning up too, but not for
> search for packages which are perfectly well installed but which have no
> usefull dependancy.
> Actually, _is_ there some kind of mark on packages which were installed
> only to satisfy a dependancy ?
> Cheers,
> Ernest.

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