Bug#704293: release-notes: drop explanation of how to find obsolete packages from dselect
Justin B Rye wrote:
> I should like to call your attention to the fact that this whole
> paragraph is just confused, and needs to be rewritten.
I just looked over your patch. It changes a different paragraph
than the one I modified.
The paragraph modified by  is about how to free up some space.
I believe its intent is:
One way to free up space is to remove packages you do
not need. Here are a few ways to find candidate packages
* Run popcon-largest-unused, which finds large packages
whose files you haven't touched recently.
* Run "apt-get autoremove", which removes packages that
were automatically installed and for which there is no
longer a manually installed package justifying their
* Run deborphan or debfoster, which more aggressively
searches for unnecessary packages based on package
* Run aptitude and look for the "Obsolete and Locally
Created Packages" category, which will contain packages
from previous releases that you never bothered to remove.
The patch  removes important details, so I fear it needs more work.
I agree with the goal, though.