Debian 8 to 9

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  1. cet

    cet Registered Member

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    I have upgraded debian 8 to 9 without any problems.So far I love it.Before upgrading I did not have any extra repositories enabled or ''installed(local or obsolete'' files.After upgrading I had some residual files which I cleaned.Since I did not have any obsolete files before upgrading(now I have some) is it safe to remove all of them?
     

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    NormanF Registered Member

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    Keep them. The only files safe to remove are auto removable files. There may be programs that depend on them to run.
     
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    Ok thanks,I ran autoremove and only 2 files were deleted.
     
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    Yup. That's the way it works in Debian/Ubuntu.

    The local/obsolete section usually lists programs installed through gdebi rather than through Synaptic package manager.
     
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    Interesting because before upgrading Jessie to Stretch I had none in the obsolete section.
     
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