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Old 10-29-2019, 01:05 PM   #1
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How to remove unused packages/applications?

i want to remove all unused packages in a save way, how can I do that?
Old 10-29-2019, 02:44 PM   #2
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well an approach might be to list what you don't want; then look at the deps involved for the unwanted packages and see if any of those deps are also deps of wanted packages.

Now it looks like a Zorin user ; so i have no idea on that distro.

Bit i might add that on slackware i can visually look to see what i have by going to /var/log/packages or a simple command line search using ls /var/log/packages | grep <package>

I can go to slackbuilds and look to see what deps packages have and read about them. Or i can use slpkg and with the right flags it will show me in a graph package/dep relationship.

The biggest nightmare to me is to use click click apt install and reverse that to get rid of stuff ; it all flashes before your eyes and although quick can butcher your setup if your not careful.
Old 10-29-2019, 03:06 PM   #3
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Well I would remove everything beside Required/Important, so all optional stuff etc. If I need anything again, I can download it every time again


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