Removing computer-janitor from default install?

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at
Sat Mar 13 21:09:03 GMT 2010

On 03/13/2010 06:27 PM, Martin Pitt wrote:
> Hello all,
> asks for removing computer-janitor
> from the default installation. I followed up with a particular
> question in the bug, but this seems better to discuss here.
> c-j seems to work quite well for me for the few cases when I've tried
> it, but I don't use a lot of PPAs and third-party repos. How are other
> people's experience? I checked its bug list, and it looks quite
> reasonable (most are UI bugs, nothing scary like "broke my system").
> However, c-j does not have a current maintainer right now, unless it
> got absorbed by the foundation team. So the question whether we should
> keep it in the default installation is legitimate.
> Opinions?

For me the biggest problem of c-j is that it uninstalls packages from 
third-party repositories, like printer drivers from OpenPrinting. But I 
think one should not abolish c-j for that, it still has a lot of good 
features. It would be enough to remove the uninstallation of third-party 
packages. For cleaning up installed packages it should simply do 
"apt-get autoremove" so that only packages get removed which were pulled 
in by dependencies and later on these dependencies disappeared.


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