Lots of unused packages after upgrade

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Lots of unused packages after upgrade

Postby niclasc » 2017-06-19 17:44

I upgraded to debian 9 yesterday and now I have over 100 packages that according to apt-get is not used and can be removed.

Is it safe to remove them?
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Re: Lots of unused packages after upgrade

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2017-06-19 17:50

Depends on what packages. Can you show the output of

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apt-get autoremove
?

You dont have to confirm it, just copy the contents and paste them here as code.

It is normal to have some excess packages after the upgrade. Most of them are metapackages. Google the term to learn more.
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Re: Lots of unused packages after upgrade

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Re: Lots of unused packages after upgrade

Postby niclasc » 2017-06-19 18:46

Wheelerof4te wrote:Depends on what packages. Can you show the output of

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apt-get autoremove
?

You dont have to confirm it, just copy the contents and paste them here as code.

It is normal to have some excess packages after the upgrade. Most of them are metapackages. Google the term to learn more.


Its a standard install of Debian 8 Mate. Only thing I installed extra is Chrome as a deb from google. Now after a upgrade to strech I get this:

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sudo apt autoremove
[sudo] password for mia:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  docutils-common docutils-doc espeak-data firebird2.5-common firebird2.5-common-doc firebird2.5-server-common firebird3.0-common
  firebird3.0-common-doc geoclue-2.0 gir1.2-gtk-2.0 gstreamer0.10-alsa gstreamer0.10-gconf gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-x
  hdparm iio-sensor-proxy libalgorithm-c3-perl libamd2.3.1 libarchive-extract-perl libasprintf0c2 libavcodec56 libavformat56
  libavresample2 libavutil54 libb-hooks-endofscope-perl libbind9-90 libboost-system1.55.0 libcamd2.3.1 libccolamd2.8.0 libcholmod2.1.2
  libclass-c3-perl libclass-c3-xs-perl libclass-method-modifiers-perl libclass-xsaccessor-perl libcolamd2.8.0 libcpan-changes-perl
  libcpan-meta-perl libdata-optlist-perl libdata-perl-perl libdata-section-perl libdbus-1-dev libdevel-caller-perl
  libdevel-globaldestruction-perl libdevel-lexalias-perl libdevmapper-event1.02.1 libdirectfb-1.2-9 libdns100 libegl1-mesa-drivers
  libelfg0 libept1.4.12 libespeak1 libexporter-tiny-perl libfbclient2 libfbembed2.5 libfile-slurp-perl libgegl-0.2-0 libgeoclue-2-0
  libgetopt-long-descriptive-perl libgif4 libglew1.10 libgphoto2-port10 libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 libgstreamer-vaapi1.0-0
  libgstreamer0.10-0 libgtksourceview2.0-0 libgtksourceview2.0-common libgtop2-7 libhunspell-1.3-0 libilmbase6 libimobiledevice4
  libimport-into-perl libintl-perl libintl-xs-perl libio-stringy-perl libisc95 libisccc90 libisccfg90 libjasper1
  libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0-0 libjim0.75 libjsoncpp0 liblist-moreutils-perl libllvm3.5 liblog-message-perl liblog-message-simple-perl
  liblouis2 liblvm2app2.2 liblwres90 libmodule-build-perl libmodule-implementation-perl libmodule-load-conditional-perl
  libmodule-pluggable-perl libmodule-runtime-perl libmodule-signature-perl libmoo-perl libmoox-handlesvia-perl libmro-compat-perl
  libnamespace-autoclean-perl libnamespace-clean-perl libnl-route-3-200 libnm-glib-vpn1 libnm-glib4 libnm-gtk-common libnm-gtk0
  libnm-util2 libntdb1 libopenexr6 libopenjpeg5 libopenraw1 libopenvg1-mesa liborcus-0.8-0 libpackage-constants-perl
  libpackage-stash-perl libpackage-stash-xs-perl libpadwalker-perl libparams-classify-perl libparams-util-perl libparams-validate-perl
  libpath-tiny-perl libperl4-corelibs-perl libplist2 libpng12-0 libpod-latex-perl libpod-markdown-perl libpod-readme-perl libpoppler46
  libportaudio2 libpth20 libqmi-glib1 libqpdf13 libqt4-dbus libqt4-xml libqtcore4 libqtdbus4 libqtgui4 libregexp-common-perl
  libreoffice-gtk libreoffice-sdbc-firebird librole-tiny-perl libschroedinger-1.0-0 libsctp1 libsgutils2-2 libsoftware-license-perl
  libstrictures-perl libsub-exporter-perl libsub-exporter-progressive-perl libsub-identify-perl libsub-install-perl libswscale3
  libterm-ui-perl libtext-soundex-perl libtext-template-perl libtommath1 libtry-tiny-perl libtype-tiny-perl libtype-tiny-xs-perl
  libumfpack5.6.2 libunicode-utf8-perl libunique-1.0-0 libusbmuxd2 libuuid-perl libva-glx1 libvariable-magic-perl libvpx1 libvte-2.90-9
  libvte-2.90-common libvte-common libvte9 libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 libwebp5 libwebpdemux1 libwebpmux1 libwebrtc-audio-processing-0
  libwnck-common libwnck22 libwps-0.3-3 libx264-142 libxapian22 lksctp-tools pkg-config python-dbus python-dbus-dev python-defusedxml
  python-docutils python-gobject python-gst0.10 python-imaging python-libxml2 python-notify python-pexpect python-pil python-ptyprocess
  python-pygments python-renderpm python-reportlab python-reportlab-accel python-roman python-soappy python-wstools qdbus qt-at-spi
  qtchooser qtcore4-l10n udisks
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 204 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 217 MB disk space will be freed.
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Re: Lots of unused packages after upgrade

Postby stevepusser » 2017-06-19 18:52

A quick scan doesn't show me any userland programs going bye-bye, just unused runtime packages, so I'd bet that they are safe to remove.
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