Re: aptitude wants to remove these. Do I need them?
On Thu, 05 Jul 2007 00:01:42 +0530
arijit sarkar <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-07-04 at 14:07 -0400, Kamaraju S Kusumanchi wrote:
> > ---- cut -----
> > My rule of thumb for this kind of questions is that "if the package's name
> > does not ring a bell, you dont need it". The beauty of Debian is that,
> > installing it at a later time (if you find that necessary) is a breeze. It
> > might not be the case if you are running sid though! But if you are running
> > sid, I assume you know what you are doing...
> My rule of thumb:
> 1. install 'deborphan' package.
> 2. run it.
> 3. you can safely remove the packages listed by deborphan.
> It never let me down.
I'm not sure deborphan would work as well for a programmer who installs
development libraries as it does for a non-programmer. IIUC, deborphan
(in its default operation) assumes that all libraries that don't have
any dependencies can be removed, but a programmer may have installed
them intentionally. [The OP mentioned that he's a programmer doing
> Arijit Sarkar
> Kolkata, India
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