Re: identifying unused manually installed packages
Sven Bartscher <email@example.com> writes:
> I thought a little while about this problem and came up with the idea,
> that every manually installed package whose files were not accessed for
> more than a specified time (a month, a year, whatever) could be
> considered unneeded.
> So I started writing a script that identifies just those packages that
> are probably not needed anymore. As it seems it works as expected.
popularity-contest already gathers this data as part of the data that it
sends to Debian. Maybe a tool that operates on the data that it gathers
and tries to find packages that aren't being used to give a list to the
local administrator would be an interesting approach for this?
Ideally, it should filter that list against the dependency structure and
only report leaf packages.
Russ Allbery (firstname.lastname@example.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>