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Re: Best way to prune my installation

Thank you Aoki-san.

I know I can do this with dselect but the problem is that the default
installation is several hundred packages and manually saying what you do NOT
want is very long.

I had hoped that with debfoster or something similar I could say what I want
(the list of packages I really need) and have only them and their
prerequisites being installed.

Take care. Bob

"Osamu Aoki" <osamu@debian.org> ha scritto nel messaggio
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> On Fri, Oct 10, 2003 at 04:34:07PM +0200, Bob Alexander wrote:
> > I have way too many packages installed that I do not really need.
> >
> > I have played with debfoster, orphaner etc ... still quite difficult.
> >
> > Is there a way to say:
> >
> > This is the list of the packages I really need. Keep them and their
> > dependencies and uninstall everything else ....
> >
> > Thank you for any help. Bob Alexander
> Start dselect.
> Do nselect.
> Scroll down to something which may not be useful.
> Press "-" long to deselect.
> install.
> Then do dselect again to install what you want.  Your old config shall
> be still good.
> But before doing this, I recommend you to clean apt cache
>  # apt-get autoclean
> Cheers.

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