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Re: Sarge->Etch: which obsolete packages can be removed?

On Wed, 23 May 2007 22:02:46 +1000
"Robert S" <robert.spam.me.senseless@gmail.com> wrote:

> I've had a debian machine running for a number of years and I've
> upgraded from woody->sarge->etch.
> 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)? 

It could indeed wreck locally compiled packages, because aptitude has no
idea of the requirements of those packages. Have you considered
recompiling them?



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