Re: How to uninstall a kernel and *all* of its "dependencies"?
Howdie, fellow Debianites!
My daily question for today:
this morning, another kernel update was proposed to me by the Gnome
update applet. As I already have three kernels on my Lenny system (the
2.6.26-1-amd64 and 2.6.26-2-amd64, as well as a a backported 2.6.30-
bpo.2-amd64), my grub startup list is beginning to look
a bit clobbered.
How can I go uninstalling some of the unneeded kernels (particularly
the backports one which didn't meet my needs in the end) and make sure
that *everything* that got installed by their respective packages -- or
built against the particular kernel, such as my wireless and graphics
modules -- gets uninstalled as well? What is the "Debian way" of
finding which packages will be obsoleted by uninstalling a particular
kernel, so that I can prevent cruft from building up?
As a new user of Debian you would be well advised to install the
debian-reference package. Most, if not all, of your questions are
addressed in that package. I find it useful after 15+ years of running
And ... ehm ... yes, well, I admit, I'm using Synaptics ...
Of course, YMMV