Re: how to tell what packages are unused on a debian server?
On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 06:12:55AM -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> just a cleanup-related question but on a debian lenny server that
> i've inherited, i'm curious to know which packages have no value
> whatever and that i can delete. i recall there's a utility that will
> identify unused libraries but i'm curious about what else i can
> pinpoint that can be removed.
> this system is a web/mail server and, since its IP address is
> assigned statically and another system is responsible for all DNS/DHCP
> functionality internally, i conclude that i can remove the
> dhcp-related packages. that's just one example.
> any utilities that can help out in this regard? thanks.
I'm not that hot with 'find' but I suppose that would be helpful.