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Old 04-12-2017, 11:31 PM   #1
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Package cleanup


Figured I'd get rid of some cruft - evolution for example.
What about this thing evolution-data-server ?
Code:
Removing:
bijiben
empathy
evolution
evolution-data-server
evolution-ews
evolution-help
folks
gdm
gnome-classic-session
gnome-contacts
gnome-initial-setup
gnome-maps
gnome-shell
gnome-shell-extension-alternate-tab
gnome-shell-extension-apps-menu
gnome-shell-extension-background-logo
gnome-shell-extension-common
gnome-shell-extension-launch-new-instance
gnome-shell-extension-places-menu
gnome-shell-extension-user-theme
gnome-shell-extension-window-list
gnome-tweak-tool
notify-python
pulseaudio-gdm-hooks
Nah, maybe not.
Quote:
Description : The evolution-data-server package provides a unified backend for programs that work
: with contacts, tasks, and calendar information.
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: It was originally developed for Evolution (hence the name), but is now used
: by other packages.
Just leave well enough alone.
 
Old 04-14-2017, 09:15 AM   #2
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evolution-data-server is The Devil!
 
Old 04-14-2017, 02:36 PM   #4
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In debian I do a few things to cleanup.

$ sudo dpkg -l | grep -v ^ii

Which should list any partially removed packages.

$ sudo dpkg --purge --force-all package1 package2 package3

Until the non ii entrys from dpkg -l is just header information. Then deborphan to remove things not used by other things. Beware of false positives like grub2 which are actually used.

$ sudo deborphan

$ sudo dpkg --purge --force-all package1 package2 package3

Beyond that when I get too much kruft, I tend to just start over. I boot another distro install, and rsync the existing install, kruft and all, to directory on a large drive. And start over on an otherwise clean storage device. But I tend to be a minimalist. I launch things from the command line. I figure that if I can't recall the program enough to launch it from the command line, then I probably don't need it, or need to install it. As long as I have an internet connection I don't need most of the kruft. It's when the internet goes away that I DO need the kruft. Like povray or avconv to make content while I'm away from the internet matrix. In a crunch I can always chroot into the previous kruft or rsync it back to a bootable device.
 
  


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