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Old 10-10-2004, 02:37 PM   #1
darkleaf
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not used package finder


I noticed my installation is getting larger and larger with a lot of files I don't use and forgot to uninstall and even worse dependencies. Is there a program out there that searches for packages that aren't used. I hope for something that can search by date and that I don't have to know what I'm searching for in advance.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 03:48 PM   #2
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I don't know of any.

My solution is to run KDirStat, in order to get an overview as to what is taking up space.

Once, my home directory was being eaten up. I found that I had a program that was spitting out a horrendous about of logs. There were a few 1GB log files in my home!

MWM
 
Old 10-11-2004, 02:24 AM   #3
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Is that a kde program? I'm using fluxbox and I'd rather not have 100s of MBs of libraries I only use for a little search tool on my computer.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 02:34 AM   #4
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If you're using Mandrake, there is a program that will find the "usused" packages, that is: packages that are not needed by any other packages. It is called something like "urpmi_find_leaves".

Any package pointed out by this program can safely be deleted (urpme), unless it is needed by a NON-packaged program (something you compiled yourself).

Yves.
 
Old 10-11-2004, 02:40 AM   #5
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I'm running debian look at the small profile under my name
 
  


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