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Debian remove unused dependences

After installing and playing around with your Linux distribution you might end up with a load of installed dependences doing nothing but taking up space on your drive. With a cool little program you can find all packages that can be removed, deborphan.

deborphan --guess-all

This will give you a list of packages that are not used. You don’t need root access for this as it only reads the database.

You can use it like this:

apt-get purge `deborphan --guess-all`
dpkg --purge `deborphan --guess-all`
aptitude purge `deborphan --guess-all`

27 Jan 2011 | Tags ( Debain packages )

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