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    Default Question about libzypp and zypper

    I 've been using suse since 9.0 and I always have been unable to handle unused packages. Is there a way to do so? Any command that "cleans" the system from unused packages, dependencies, broken packages?Something like the apt tool has: apt-get autoclean

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    Chris Maaskant NNTP User

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    geologos schreef:

    > I 've been using suse since 9.0 and I always have been unable to handle
    > unused packages. Is there a way to do so?


    I don't know.
    But i'm interested in knowing how you did it before?
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    Default Re: Question about libzypp and zypper

    This was discussed on yast-devel ML in June 08, but is not implemented at the moment (and won't be for 11.1 afaik, but maybe for 11.2).
    See [yast-devel] introduce a package history to remove obsolete packages

    You can fix broken package depandancies with "zypper verify".

    Chris > " I always have been _unable_ ..."

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    Default Re: Question about libzypp and zypper

    It was a question that I thought and never asked :-) It occured to me after trying in virtualbox arch,debian,*buntu distros. I would love to see this feature in Suse.Spyhawk thank you for the link!

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    Default Re: Question about libzypp and zypper

    geologos wrote:
    > Any command that "cleans" the system from unused packages, dependencies,
    > broken packages?


    in the dead-tree-mail Thursday came the Nov 2008 edition of Linux Format
    <http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/>, which has a HotPicks section highlighting a
    "file remover" app called KleanSweep which "will take a fair stab at cleaning up
    the desktop....Windows has a utility like this (Disk Clean)...it roots out
    forgotten files...orphaned symlinks and cached objects and then deletes them if
    that's what you want...you can browse thought the list first and deselect
    any...you want to keep." and it goes on to say it can run as a user (and stay in
    /home) or as root but "obvious precautions should be taken....cross your fingers
    and e extra specially careful.."

    i've not downloaded/installed/used it so don't take this posting as a
    recommendation--but if you wanna cross your fingers and have a look, see:
    http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=28631

    i still remember the last time i ran such on a system (either Win3.1 or Warp) it
    took a V E R Y L O N G time to crawl through a hard drive and come up with a
    (long) list or possible deletes....and, then it was _very_ difficult (for me) to
    determine what could safely be deleted....use at YOUR own risk, and have a
    backup/restore plan..

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    Chris Maaskant NNTP User

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    Spyhawk schreef:

    > See '[yast-devel] introduce a package history to remove obsolete
    > packages' (http://lists.opensuse.org/yast-devel.../msg00020.html)
    >
    > You can fix broken package depandancies with "zypper verify".
    >
    > Chris > " I always have been unable ..."


    Haha, yes somehow i read "I always have been able" :s
    Thanks for the link, i hope this will be implemented in openSUSE 11.1.
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    Default Re: Question about libzypp and zypper

    I tried clean sweep in the past but did not work for me. zypper verify does not seem to exist in 10.3. Any way. thank you for the replies, no solution so far. Looking forward to 11.1 :-)

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    Default Re: Question about libzypp and zypper

    You're right, "zypper verify" was introduced in 11.0.

    Another news : The first step of the new ZYpp log are currently developped into the svn. See [zypp-devel] ZYpp History Log, 24 September.

    This functionality is an important enhancement. The ZYpp team will be able to build the "autoclean" feature on top of it.

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