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Re: What can I get rid of?

On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 10:28:35AM -0500, Nathan S. wrote:
> I'm running linux and Mac on a 4 GB harddrive.  The linux partition is, 
> regrettably, smaller than the Mac partition and is quickly running out 
> of room (only 470 MB free!).  I haven't been using linux long enough, so 
> I don't know what I can delete to free up some space.  Any suggestions 
> as to where to start?

The deborphan package is useful for finding packages, especially
libraries, that can be removed because nothing depends on them.  I
usually use "deborphan --guess-all".  It's an iterative process:
after you remove some, run it again because there may be more that are
now no longer needed.

But deborphan won't tell you that you don't need some application
package like tuxracer or g++.  You'll have to look over the output of
"dpkg -l" and decide that yourself.

Eric C. Cooper          e c c @ c m u . e d u

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