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debfoster

Most Debian application packages depend on other packages, containing libraries or other utilities. When the application package is removed, the dependencies will still linger on the system. Debfoster can detect such "orphaned" dependencies and will clean them up. It can be used as a front-end to apt or standalone.

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  •  14 Nov 2006 19:19

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  28 Dec 2001 13:28

      Release Notes: This release features mostly bugfixes. The Dutch translation has been updated, and support for Debian's task system has been added.

      •  08 Oct 2001 19:52

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  29 Aug 2001 20:00

          Release Notes: This release fixes a bug that caused a segmentation fault when non-existing packages were encountered. The '+' suffix has been removed because it interfered with packages like g++ and bonnie++.

          •  16 Aug 2001 06:06

            Release Notes: This release merges patches from several users, improving control over packages that have to be kept, and those which should explicitly not be kept. It can now also detect dependency loops.

            Recent comments

            21 Feb 2001 04:01 ubiq

            Re: What's the difference to deborphan?

            %It's an improved deborphan, which can handle more
            dependencies than just libraries.

            deborphan can handle non-library packages just
            fine.

            It even has debfoster support now ;)

            01 Feb 2001 18:27 ubiq

            Re: What's the difference to deborphan?

            debfoster starts where deborphan ends: it actually does something with the generated information, like asking you what to do with new dependencies. For that purpose it keeps a list
            of current orphans that are known to be "approved".


            debfoster also has a comfortable config file so you don't have to remember all those options ;)

            01 Feb 2001 07:09 guus

            Re: What's the difference to deborphan?

            > As the subject says.

            It's an improved deborphan, which can handle more dependencies than just libraries. Just try it out to see the difference!

            01 Feb 2001 05:37 tpo

            What's the difference to deborphan?
            As the subject says.

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