Marvin Renich wrote: > Matej: Can you modify your script to only remove not-installed .debs, > leaving .debs for removed-but-not-purged and not-configured packages > alone? Accept my thanks in advance if you feel like doing it. I don't know how to get not-configured packages from aptitude (why not just run dpkg --configure -a before running midclean -- I guess that you really shouldn't do any cleaning operations when you do not have system in 100% shape anyway), but removed-but-not-purged packages are preserved in this version (which is also X/MIT licensed). > Also, I'm not fluent in python, but it looks like the line > if not(item in currNames) and not(item in currVersions): > allows item to match a version in currVersions for a different > package. Is that correct? Also, the logic should probably be > not(a and b) rather than not(a) and not(b), where b is item == > corresponding-element-of-currVersions. I have now used different method of finding differences, so this is not relevant anymore. And yes, that if was probably wrong. > I also noticed that the aptitude search truncated the version number, > which could have detrimental effects. Thanks for noticing that -- it should be OK now ('#' character in formatting field). Matej -- Matej Cepl, http://www.ceplovi.cz/matej/blog/ GPG Finger: 89EF 4BC6 288A BF43 1BAB 25C3 E09F EF25 D964 84AC God is not worried about my financial situation.