Re: Best methods?
On Thu, 18 Sep 2008 22:44:56 +0200
Sven Joachim <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2008-09-18 22:34 +0200, Andrei Popescu wrote:
> > On Thu,18.Sep.08, 15:18:37, Jack Schneider wrote:
> >> Hi, all
> >> Just noticed that the results of doing [dpkg --get-selections >
> >> Packages] gives me a list which includes-- 194 packages marked for
> >> "deinstall'. What's the best tool to clean this up, and how to do
> >> it??
> > Don't ever ask what the "best" method is, there are just too many
> > of them. Here's the first I can think of:
> > grep -v deinstall file > new_file
> This gives a list without these packages, but I assume that Jack's
> goal is to get rid of (= purge) the packages themselves.
Thanks for all the guides. Andrei, deliberately done. I read this
list.. Sven has the key.. My / partition is growing beyond 80% 0f 10
Gig, so I thought there may be some junk in there, /home /var /tmp are
on separate partitions..& OK This machine is a noob's (me) upgrade
from i386 etch to lenny -AMD64 -update over the past year. I'll
re-read responses and choose...