Cruft Remover (system-cleaner-gtk.deb) in the default desktop install?

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at
Sun Feb 1 22:02:36 GMT 2009

Hello Lars,

sorry for the late reply.

Lars Wirzenius [2009-01-20 21:03 +0200]:
> I would like to explore the possiblity of including it in the default
> install for jaunty.

I would be glad to provide users with the possibility of using the
tool after upgrades. However, I'm a bit concerned about offering it by
default in a fresh standard installation, since it might be confusing

Since it is quite tighly related to upgrading, would it be possible to
have update-manager offer to run it, at the time when it offers to
remove universe packages? Could this step disappear entirely and be
replaced with installation and running of cruft-remover, which would
take over removal of not-supported-any-more packages (which went to
universe), plus the other things it is doing?

Or wouldn't make this sense for some other reason?



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