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
> 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.
firstname.lastname@example.org || http://www.acampbell.org.uk for
using Linux GNU/Debian || blog, book reviews, electronic
Windows-free zone || books and skeptical articles