rename system-cleaner-gtk to cruft-remover-gtk

Robert Entner ubuntu at
Mon Nov 3 12:07:08 UTC 2008

On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 12:49 PM, Markus Hitter <mah at> wrote:

> Am 03.11.2008 um 11:48 schrieb James Westby:
> > there is no way to tell the difference between obsolete packages
> > and locally installed ones.
> Doesn't apt-get suggest to "auto-remove" packages from time to time?
> Obviously, the packaging mechanism keeps track of which packages were
> installed by user command and which ones solely as a dependency.
> To add my own $ o.o2, I'd very much like to see a tool or Synaptic
> feature which tells me about the differences between a standard
> install and the current set of installed packages. One can purge
> package by package until {Synaptic, apt-get,...} wants to remove the
> ubuntu-desktop meta-package, but this is tedious, very tedious.
> Perhaps this exists already, but I didn't notice yet.

I could also think about something like:
apt-get remove <everything-but-ubuntu-desktop>

Or is this already possible somehow?


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