Debian package question

Omniflux omniflux+lists at
Tue Aug 15 10:39:03 MDT 2006

debfoster is similar, and from its changelog, it sounds like aptitude
now does this as well.


Dave Smith wrote:
> Try this:
>   apt-get install deborphan
> --Dave
> Daniel C. wrote:
>> Okay, I've done my Google homework on this but haven't been able to
>> find anything.  Maybe I'm overlooking something, I don't know.
>> Anyway, is there a way to get a list of installed packages that are
>> redundant or have nothing depending on them?
>> I've been fiddling with my server, trying to get a few things working.
>> They're working now (yay!) but I'm certain that I've left a bunch of
>> stuff sitting around that doesn't need to be there.  I tried to remove
>> packages properly as I backtracked but I'm sure that I missed a few
>> here and there.  So I'd like to go through and clean out anything I
>> missed.  dpkg -l lists all the installed packages but doesn't seem to
>> make a distinction between packages that are being "used" and those
>> that aren't.
>> Thanks,
>> Dan

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