I believe I have a bloated software library on my Debian testing system due to administering the box with too little knowledge and too much reliance on the GUI, e.g. Synaptic Package Mgr. This box is a PIII with 256MB RAM, so my goal is to trim unwanted packages and learn some CMI in the process.
I would like suggestions of packages, bash commands and/or scripts to help me identify and remove unnecessary packages.
After searches and review of debian.org HOWTO, I removed some orphaned libraries with the following:
# apt-get update
# apt-get remove --purge $(deborphan)
# apt-get autoremove
I also installed cruft and received a HUGE amount of data from the report:
Is it safe to run cruft on my system?