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Old 09-29-2015, 03:15 PM   #1
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Fedora 22 dnf autoremove removes wanted packages

I want to uninstall dependencies I no longer need, so
$ dnf --refresh autoremove
should solve that. But on doing so
autoremove wants to remove programs I'm still using.
[thanquol@Base-Camp ~]$ sudo dnf --refresh autoremove
Fedora 22 - x86_64 - VirtualBox                    36 kB/s |  23 kB     00:00    
Copr repo for telegram owned by rommon            2.5 kB/s | 3.2 kB     00:01    
RPM Fusion for Fedora 22 - Free - Updates         121 kB/s |  73 kB     00:00    
Dropbox Repository                                3.1 kB/s | 2.4 kB     00:00    
RPM Fusion for Fedora 22 - Nonfree - Updates       56 kB/s |  28 kB     00:00    
RPM Fusion for Fedora 22 - Free                   472 kB/s | 551 kB     00:01    
Repository for Fedy                                15 kB/s | 5.3 kB     00:00    
RPM Fusion for Fedora 22 - Nonfree                232 kB/s | 170 kB     00:00    
Last metadata expiration check performed 0:00:00 ago on Tue Sep 29 21:59:30 2015.
Dependencies resolved.
 Package                          Arch      Version              Repository  Size
 exaile                           noarch    3.4.5-1.fc22         @System    8.6 M
 gstreamer-python                 x86_64    0.10.22-7.fc22       @System    1.4 M
 libvirt-daemon-config-network    x86_64      @System    228  
 portaudio                        x86_64    19-20.fc22           @System    256 k
 python-CDDB                      x86_64    1.4-14.fc22          @System     55 k
 python-mutagen                   noarch    1.27-1.fc22          @System    1.2 M
 wireshark-gnome                  x86_64    1.12.6-4.fc22        @System    2.7 M

Transaction Summary
Remove  7 Packages

Installed size: 14 M
Is this ok [y/N]: n
Operation aborted.
Is autoremove reliable? Can I mark packages for autoremove not to uninstall them?
For instance wireshark-gnome and exaile I know and want to keep. The others I don't know
but seem to be important like portaudio or libvirt-daemon-config-network.

Last edited by thanquol1313; 09-29-2015 at 03:19 PM.
Old 10-06-2015, 06:01 AM   #2
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Some packages may have been renamed or there are newer versions installed. Autoremove should be considered a hint list....
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:01 PM   #3
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I'll take it as a hint list but nothing more. The packages autoremove wants to delete are the latest installed packages. I don't think autoremove is reliable. However thanks for reply


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