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Old 04-05-2005, 04:57 PM   #1
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Removing unused packages

If I install a program with apt-get, and it also downloads other programs/libraries as dependencies, and then I remove the program I apt-get'ed. Is there a way to automatically remove the other packages as well, as they are not in use?
Old 04-05-2005, 05:37 PM   #2
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One word: deborphan

One action: apt-get install deborphan

One solution: dpkg --purge `deborphan`

One distro: debian

Just trying to be a bit funny

PD: Read the man to tel it to ignore packages, for example, libc6-i686. (don't you know libc6-i686? too bad)
Old 04-05-2005, 09:32 PM   #3
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...and in the darkness bind them etc. etc.



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