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Old 02-14-2016, 07:23 AM   #1
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Removing packages in Zenwalk


If I uninstall some package using xnetpkg, will it also remove its dependencies which are not needed by any other package? Can I do similar operation with netpkg? How can I otherwise find and remove orphan packages on a Zenwalk system? Thanks for your guidance.

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Old 02-14-2016, 07:29 AM   #2
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for an installed package : right-click "Select installed dependencies"

It's up to you to check for any other installed package which would need them

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Old 02-14-2016, 09:17 PM   #3
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Can I find orphan library packages (those which are not needed by any other package) on a Zenwalk installation?
 
Old 02-15-2016, 02:40 AM   #4
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I can easily add the feature

Netpkg used to have this feature, and I removed it because it's unreliable : some packages are needed by no other package, but if you remove them : system is dead.

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It would be much better to have this feature there with a warning rather than not having it at all. Did your program work by checking dependencies of installed packages or by checking requirements listed in package detail files?
 
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by checking requirements in package dep files, with fallback to an embedded global database.

Scanning the system for actual libraries deps takes too long to be performed each time a package is selected (would make netpkg unusable).

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