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Re: Finding unused packages

Pollywog <croak@shadypond.com> writes:

> On 2002.04.19 14:18 Hall Stevenson wrote:
> > I believe 'deborphan' only looks for "dependant" type
> > packages, i.e. if you try and install package "a", but it
> > requires packages "b". Later, you remove package "a" but
> > package "b" gets left. It's now likely unused. Running
> > 'deborphan' *should* tell you that this package can be
> > removed.
> I thought the "cruft" package was suited for the purpose of finding
> unused packages.

Nope, cruft is for finding missing or unexplained (files not listed in
the package database) files.

Brian Nelson <nelson@bignachos.com>

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