GtkOrphan better than Janitor (Ubuntu 9.10) ..

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Ocky, Dec 9, 2009.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    Maybe better - I use it for a 'second opinion'.
    For instance after the latest updates for Ubuntu 9.10, libdns50 is redundant - libdns53 is now top dog. GtkOrphan picks up on this but Computer Janitor does not.
    GtkOrphan (frontend GUI for deborphan) has been around for a long time. There are additional options:
    >Show uninstalled packages with orphaned configuration files.
    >Show all orphan packages, not only those in the libs section.
    And,
    >Guess other libraries too.

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  2. iceni60

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    i've used it before and it always seems to work, or not brake anything. you can load it in to synaptic too and have it (deborphan) as an option there too i think.
     
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    I've been using GtkOrphan for a long time and love it. But, it can be very aggressive in it's cleaning. I personally uninstall Computer Janitor...I think it's totally useless. I'm surprised it's even in Ubuntu.

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