[Mageia-dev] Orphans after /usr move

Anne Wilson annew at kde.org
Tue Jul 24 18:04:44 CEST 2012

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On 24/07/12 15:09, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> '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.
I hadn't done today's update at that point.  I have now, and the drak*
packages are no longer listed.  I confess I  haven't been diligent in
cleaning out orphans in the past, so they could have been there some
time.  Most of the listed packages seem to be libboost_* - are these
old ones?  If there's any doubt I'll just leave things.

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