[Mageia-dev] Orphans - those poor orphans . . .
thomas at btspuhler.com
Fri Jan 6 15:19:54 CET 2012
On Friday, January 06, 2012 05:16:59 AM Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> 2012/1/6 Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com>:
> > 2012/1/6 Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud at gmail.com>:
> >> On 6 January 2012 12:27, Wolfgang Bornath <molch.b at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >>> This is a well known issue.
> >>> To clear out the list you need a deep knowledge of the system to
> >>> determine which packages are really not needed anymore.
> >>> Lately this --auto-orphans line shreddered my whole system on a fresh
> >>> install after the first update, several system services could not
> >>> start at next reboot, applications did not run, etc. One of the very
> >>> few times I had to re-install because of a bug. Call me newbie or
> >>> pussy but until this is not a secure function I will never touch it
> >>> again.
> >> This is just a bogus claim:
> >> If some apps break after removing orphan packages, they'll break too
> >> after manually removing such packages, meaning they lack some
> >> requires...
> > Yes, right, I'd not remove such packages manually - they were marked
> > as orphans and removed by the function - which is my claim.
> To make it clear - my claim is that the orphan function marked
> packages as orphans which are needed and which I'd never remove
> manually. If you have a list of 100 "orphans" it is next to impossible
> for a normal user to sit down and check each and every package if it
> is really an orphan (orphan in the sense of "not needed").
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