Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by vasa1, Jan 12, 2012.
please read that too
i have used Bleachbit in both Admin and user mode and it works fine.
i will try with Synaptic and maybe GTK Orphan.
Regarding deborphan, you can add it to synaptic via filters and remove orphaned packages from within synaptic.
Also it comes with orphaner in most distros which is ncurses frontend. ( I don't think you can add items to the ignore/hide list with this. deborphan -A will do this from terminal, and deborphan -L will show the packages that are hidden).
Command line usage is nice and quick.
Quite frankly in the past couple of years I have only occasionally used deborphan and maybe removed one or two packages. Using the 'show all orphaned packages - not only those in the libs section is ridiculous; all of those shown there are definitely needed.
Errors are also made. Why would I want these removed ?
So all in all best to ignore all this junk removal stuff. If you are overzealous you may bork
i'll see how far i can go with this.
if i screw things up i can always restore an image.
i've done all the Synaptic tweaks and Bleachbit.
everything is fine.
there was nothing left for GTK-Orphan to find.
the first time ever i ran Bleachbit it removed 200 megs or so of leftovers.
that makes my system image leaner and faster to restore.
i think i will leave Cruft and G-Conf alone.
that is starting to get a little too technical there for me.
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