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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Zypper Equivalent for apt-get autoremove

    Came here looking to answer the same question as OP, but saw a few posters having trouble...

    Indeed
    Code:
    zypper rm -u
    does not work, too few arguments for rm.

    Trying to run
    Code:
    zypper rm -u *
    will give precedence to the * over the -u, so you are specifying to remove everything plus all of everything's dependencies (redundant). As people have mentioned, you probably don't want to do this.

    What you see from
    Code:
    zypper pa --unneeded
    are packages that were installed as dependencies, then the package that depended on them was removed.

    Both zypper and YaST can tell the difference between a package that was manually selected for installation, and one that was pulled in as a dependency. If you try to manually install a package that already was installed as a dependency, it just gets its flag changed from dependency to manually installed.

    Unfortunately, I can't figure out a way to perform the equivalent of "apt-get autoremove" in a terminal, but I suspect some bash wizard may be able to figure out how to pipe the output of
    Code:
    zypper pa --unneeded
    to the argument for
    Code:
    zypper rm
    . In the meantime, the guy who mentioned that YaST can display "Unneeded packages" gives us an easy way to mass select and perform the equivalent of "autoremove".

  2. #22
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    Default Re: Zypper Equivalent for apt-get autoremove

    I really wouldn't use or trust the unneeded packages tab in yast as there currently is a bug in it, a lot of imo needed packages are shown as unneeded (this bug didn't exist in 42.2 or 13.x as I only got one or two old applications in that list)
    https://imgur.com/a/J4gjw
    Code:
    :~> zypper packages --unneeded
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    S | Repository                 | Name                                  | Version         | Arch  
    --+----------------------------+---------------------------------------+-----------------+-------
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Non-Oss | AdobeICCProfiles                      | 2.0-138.8       | noarch
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | baloo5-file                           | 5.32.0-1.3      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | baloo5-tools                          | 5.32.0-1.3      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | cdrdao                                | 1.2.3-16.1      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | cdrecord                              | 3.02~a07-1.2    | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | digikam-doc                           | 5.5.0-2.11      | noarch
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | exiftool                              | 10.55-1.1       | noarch
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | exiv2                                 | 0.25-10.1       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | ffmpegthumbs                          | 17.04.2-1.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | gdb                                   | 8.0.1-3.1       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | gpgmepp5                              | 16.08.2-3.7     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | htdig                                 | 3.2.0b6-242.1   | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | incidenceeditor                       | 17.04.2-1.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kalarmcal                             | 17.04.2-1.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kcolorchooser                         | 17.04.2-1.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kdav                                  | 17.04.2-1.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kde-gtk-config5                       | 5.8.7-1.1       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kde-odf-thumbnail                     | 1.0.0-3.2       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kde-oxygen-fonts                      | 0.4.0-6.18      | noarch
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kdebase4-workspace-libs               | 4.11.22-5.29    | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | keditbookmarks                        | 17.04.2-1.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kgamma5                               | 5.8.7-1.1       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kio_kamera                            | 17.04.2-1.6     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kio_mtp                               | 0.75-8.1        | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kipi-plugins                          | 5.5.0-2.11      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | kmail-application-icons               | 17.04.2-3.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | konqueror-plugins                     | 17.04.2-2.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | kwalletmanager5                       | 17.04.2-1.6     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libKF5AkonadiAgentBase5               | 17.04.2-1.6     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libKF5AkonadiWidgets5                 | 17.04.2-1.6     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libKF5AkonadiXml5                     | 17.04.2-1.6     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libKF5Contacts5                       | 17.04.2-1.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libKGantt2                            | 2.6.0-1.1       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libSDL_ttf-2_0-0                      | 2.0.11-12.3     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | libetpan17                            | 1.6-8.1         | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libgltf-0_0-0                         | 0.0.1-5.1       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | libjpeg-turbo                         | 1.5.3-42.1      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libkleo                               | 17.04.2-1.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libkolabxml1                          | 1.1.2-13.26     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libkscreen1                           | 1.0.5-6.1       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | liblqr-1-0                            | 0.4.2-8.3       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libmbim                               | 1.14.0-3.4      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libmeanwhile1                         | 1.0.2-139.1     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libmusicbrainz4                       | 2.1.5-32.4      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libnm-glib-vpn1                       | 1.0.12-6.5      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libnm-gtk0                            | 1.0.10-13.2     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libopencv-qt56_3                      | 3.1.0-3.26      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libotr5                               | 4.1.1-6.5       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libpano13-3                           | 2.9.19-6.1      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libpisock9                            | 0.12.5-30.13    | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libqgpgme7                            | 1.9.0-1.3       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libqimageblitz4                       | 0.0.6-16.6      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | libqt5-qtwebengine                    | 5.6.2-6.2       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libvncclient0                         | 0.9.9-15.4      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libwebkitgtk-1_0-0                    | 2.4.11-4.26     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libwx_baseu-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl      | 2.8.12-32.27    | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | libwx_baseu_net-suse1                 | 3.0.2-11.1      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | libwx_gtk2u_aui-suse1                 | 3.0.2-11.1      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libwx_gtk2u_core-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl | 2.8.12-32.27    | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | libwx_gtk2u_gl-suse1                  | 3.0.2-11.1      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | libwx_gtk2u_html-2_8-0-compat-lib-stl | 2.8.12-32.27    | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | libwx_gtk2u_qa-suse1                  | 3.0.2-11.1      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | libwx_gtk2u_xrc-suse1                 | 3.0.2-11.1      | x86_64
    i | @System                    | libx265-130                           | 2.5-1.1         | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | mariadb                               | 10.0.33-29.1    | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | openvpn                               | 2.3.8-14.1      | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | pinentry-gtk2                         | 0.8.3-6.4       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | pinentry-qt4                          | 0.8.3-6.4       | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-Leap-42.3-Update  | pulseaudio-module-jack                | 9.0-5.1         | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | python-gnome                          | 2.28.1-28.3     | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | susehelp                              | 2009.10.06-25.1 | noarch
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | susehelp_en                           | 2009.10.06-25.1 | noarch
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | telepathy-accounts-signon             | 1.0-4.1         | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | ubuntu-fonts                          | 0.80-8.1        | noarch
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | vcdimager                             | 0.7.24cvs-16.3  | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | vpnc                                  | 0.5.3r550-5.3   | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | xdg-user-dirs                         | 0.15-8.1        | x86_64
    i | openSUSE-42.3-0            | xf86-video-nv                         | 2.1.20-16.1     | x86_64
    I just took the screenshot above on a fully updated LEAP 42.3 so no don't remove packages you're unsure about although some of the shown packages I've never used like cdrecord libjpeg-turbo is a system package and is needed
    as I don't use TW I can't be 100% sure but afaik there is no working way to remove "unneeded packages" on opensuse

  3. #23

    Default Re: Zypper Equivalent for apt-get autoremove

    This is a massively dangerous thread to have lying around! Sure I'm not the only one to skim over the first page looking for a command and there are some there - which, on page 2, are pointed out to be really bad news for your system.

    Maybe a warning could be pinned to the top. You'll be glad to hear that I didn't use any of them though :-)

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    Default Re: Zypper Equivalent for apt-get autoremove

    It's an old thread. Closing it out.
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