install and removing apps.... cleaning

Brandon Blackwell ubuntunews at
Fri Dec 8 15:54:22 UTC 2006

Richard wrote:
> when using synaptic to install apps, to try them
out, then remove them,
> is synaptic also removing the libs & other files,
that the application 
> needed at the time of install,
> for the app, when using remove completely.
> also, how can one check to see, if there are any
libs (left overs) in 
> the lib or bin,
> folder (I think) that are NOT really needed by ANY
application, OR the 
> system,
> other words, parts of application, that are sitting
there and not being 
> used by nothing.
> is there a command to clean out left overs?
> Thanks -
> Rich

I use deborphan to clean out old libs. It checks for
libs and other 
packages that are no longer useful. I set it up as a
filter in synaptic 
after I installed it so I don't have to run it from
the command line.


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