[svlug] Debian upgrade (was Debian Upgrade 7.8)

Scott DuBois rhcom.linux at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 18:41:51 PST 2015

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 11:06:55AM -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
> I was hoping to show you an example, but I don't have any handy --
> because I make a point of doing this occasionally:
>   dpkg -l | grep ^rc | awk {'print $2'} | xargs dpkg --purge
> I also occasionally check for unnecessary packages (as the root user):
>     apt-get autoremove  #finds unneeded dependencies
>     deborphan           #finds unneeded libs:  Consider running
>                         # "apt-get --purge remove $(deborphan)"
>     debfoster
> (Warning:  You might judge that some packages are essential to your 
> system's needs regardless of what the above may claim.)  Suggestion:
> Run all three in sequence repeatedly until they cease to find new
> unwanted packages.
> The last of these tools (debfoster) is a very sophisticated and useful
> checker.  _However_, again, you must pay close attention when using it,
> or you might remove something you actually want.
> Above package-maintenance tips are adapted from the
> site-docs/package-operations documentation that SVLUG's Web Team uses on
> www.svlug.org .  Yr. welcome.

Thank you. 

It cleaned out some dead weight but still at 92% in /

EFF ID: 1731778

"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits."
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