[ubuntu-uk] how to reclaim space after updates?

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 19:30:51 BST 2008

2008/10/23 Jake Bunce <jakebunce at googlemail.com>:
> Try apt-get autoclean
> Jake
> 2008/10/23 Fred Niggle <sione at operamail.com>
>> Hello,
>> Could anyone tellme how to use synaptic package manager to remove old and
>> unused packages etc after an update?
>> I now have several option in grub, and would like to clean things up.
>> Many thanks,
>> SI

You could also look at installing something like deborphan (I know,
it's strange to install something to help tidy up!).

This will give you a list of 'orphaned' packages, i.e. packages that
don't have another package depending on them.

I've just noticed that Synaptic gives you the option to search for
orphaned packages, although I've not used it yet, so I can't tell you
how it works... It's on the Settings menu under Filters, it looks like
you have to define a new filter that will pick up the orphaned
packages. It will then appear as a choice when you click the 'Custom
Filters' button.

If you need some more help, reply to this post, and I'll have a look
into it, or someone else can try.


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