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Old 08-21-2007, 11:12 PM   #1
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remove extra packages

is there an easy way to remove unnecessary/unwanted/unneeded/unused packages, with out really messing things up? i've installed some packages and they had extra packages (usually libraries files beginnig with 'lib') and i don't have a whole lot of space on my computer. I plan on trying to remove what i can through apt and kpackage
Old 08-21-2007, 11:19 PM   #2
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Use # aptitude autoclean ... regularly

Install localepurge

Do not install metapackages. Figure out specifically what you want from the metapackage, and install it individually.

If you're not using aptitude, you should be.

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Personally I wouldn't touch localepurge or aptitude. Even deborphan can do bad things in Sid. But if you are running Stable the regular use of deborphan, debfoster, will help get rid of crud.
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Don't forget cruft

so that's:

aptitude autoclean

localepurge works pretty well from my experience, removing hundreds of MB's of documentation files that I'll never use.. What use do I have for man pages in German, french, or japanese ? none, so theres no reason to keep em around.

Any other apps we forgot ?


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