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Re: apt-get deprecated?

On 01 May 2005, Maurits van Rees wrote:
> > Currently I just do "wajig purge-orphans" occasionally, which seems to do
> > the job reliably and safely so far as I can see.
> That sounds a lot like orphaner from the deborphan package. I use that
> occasionally to remove mainly old libraries from my system. It lets
> you simulate what other packages would be removed that depend on
> these.
> A handy companion is debfoster, from package debfoster. It goes
> through the list of installed packages and asks if you want to keep
> them installed. It goes like this:
> ethereal is keeping the following 6 packages installed:
>   ethereal-common gksu libadns1 libadns1-bin libgksu1.2-0 libgksuui1.0-0
> Keep ethereal? [Ynpsiuqx?], [H]elp: H
>   Yes        Keep ethereal. [default]
>   No         Delete ethereal.
>   Prune      Delete ethereal and the packages it is keeping installed.
>   Skip       Skip this question.
>   Help       Print this message.
>   Info or ?  Show information about ethereal.
>   Undo       Undo last response.
>   Quit       Exit without removing packages.
>   Exit       Remove unwanted packages and exit.
> These two programs help to keep your system tidy.

Thanks - useful suggestion.


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