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    Default Clean up tools?

    Heya,

    I've been installing a lot of games that didn't work. Now I'm in the process of uninstalling them again. Those that don't work that is. But many of these games also installed a lot of libraries that are now useless since the games are uninstalled. How do I get rid of those? Is there a tool that can help find packages on my computer that is now longer used and then remove them?

    Daqar
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    Default Re: Clean up tools?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daqar View Post
    Heya,

    I've been installing a lot of games that didn't work. Now I'm in the process of uninstalling them again. Those that don't work that is. But many of these games also installed a lot of libraries that are now useless since the games are uninstalled. How do I get rid of those? Is there a tool that can help find packages on my computer that is now longer used and then remove them?

    Daqar
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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: Clean up tools?

    On 2010-08-22 22:06, Daqar wrote:
    >
    > Heya,
    >
    > I've been installing a lot of games that didn't work. Now I'm in the
    > process of uninstalling them again. Those that don't work that is. But
    > many of these games also installed a lot of libraries that are now
    > useless since the games are uninstalled. How do I get rid of those? Is
    > there a tool that can help find packages on my computer that is now
    > longer used and then remove them?


    If you installed using the gnome version of yast, in 11.3, yes, there is a new feature for undoing
    installs. There is also a new feature in zypper for cleaning installs, not very much tested. Yast in
    kde doesn't have it, AFAIK.

    Otherwise, there are scripts around that may help.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Elessar))

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    Default Re: Clean up tools?

    Oh well. Nothing to do about that then...
    Acer TravelMate 7730G Intel C2D P8400, 4GB memory, OpenSUSE 12.3 w. KDE 64bit. 4 year of linux experience, 19 years of Windows experience.

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    Default Re: Clean up tools?

    Hello Daqar,

    Quote Originally Posted by Daqar
    Oh well. Nothing to do about that then...
    I wouldn't give up that soon.
    There where threads about this problem before:


    There's a program called rpmorphan and is available in the packman repository.
    But be ware! If you find a program which can find packages that aren't dependencies of other packages that doesn't mean there not needed/wanted!

    Good luck!
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