[Mageia-dev] Orphans after /usr move

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Jul 24 16:09:11 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and Anne Wilson at 24/07/12 14:42 did gyre and gimble:
> On 24/07/12 10:20, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Anne Wilson at 24/07/12 09:42 did gyre and 
>> gimble:
>>> 46 packages are reported as being orphans after the move, but
>>> many of those are libraries and video drivers, of which the intel
>>> one is, I think, the one I use.  OTOH,
>>> /usr/sbin/remove-unused-packages finds only a wacom driver to be
>>> removed.
>>> Advice?
>> No idea. The move shouldn't have affected this list at all.
>> /me doesn't use this feature anyway. I always use "urpmq 
>> --not-available" to remove old packages as I find the built in 
>> orphan tracking to not really be all that useful for me.
> That gives an even longer list, including harddrake and drakxtools.  I
> doubt if leaving them is going to cause any problems, so I'm going to
> ignore them.

--not-available should never show e.g. drakxtools or similar unless your
system is not fully up-to-date.

It basically compares your installed versions with the latest version
available via your media.

Typically it would list old libraries we no longer ship (e.g. libudev0
for example) and which you can now safely remove.



Colin Guthrie

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