[oclug] identifying 'leaf' debian packages
smoynes at nerdnest.org
Thu Jul 24 20:27:20 EDT 2003
* Olaf Baumann (olaf.baumann at pobox.com) wrote:
> Is there a way to analyze the dependency tree of installed packages
> on a debian system to list packages that are not depended on by any
> other package?
> I'd like to clean up a desktop installation before going from stable
> to testing.
There's a tool I use called debfoster that can do this. It works by
tracking which dependencies are installed by which
packages. Unfortunately, I have the impression you have to install all
your packages (or maybe most?) through debfoster.
Maybe some of debian gurus can point me straight, or have better
Scott Moynes http://www.icculus.org/openbox/
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