Sarge->Etch: which obsolete packages can be removed?
I've had a debian machine running for a number of years and I've upgraded
Looking at the listing in aptitude there are a lot of "obsolete" packages -
such as gcc-2.95, gcc-3.0, python-2.1, ipchains, libdb2, libnewt0,
libreadline3, slang1. I assume its safe to remove old versions of gcc and
ipchains. What about the other ones? Am I likely to break things by
removing ALL of these packages? Could it wreck locally compiled packages
(of which there are not many)?