[Aptitude-devel] how to find orphan/obsolete packages if there are any in my Debian installation ?
shirishag75 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 12:30:08 GMT 2015
Before I begin, please CC me if possible as I'm not subscribed to the
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For a long time I was using the following :-
[$] alias apto
apto='aptitude search ~o'
I used to run apto and it would tell me if there are any obsolete or
orphan packages left in my Debian installation/apt archive.
Recently, however from sometime back I have been running into the following :-
[$] 'aptitude search ~o'
zsh: command not found: aptitude search ~o
So, it either seems that the command no longer works or zsh has some
trouble processing the command. If it's the latter then will look/talk
to zsh developers to have more, if it's the former however, please
tell/share how can I look for a listing of obsolete/orphan packages.
I did look at the manual and also at
and both places it seems that my wording is correct.
My aptitude version :-
[$] aptitude --version
aptitude 0.6.11 compiled at Nov 8 2014 13:34:39
Compiler: g++ 4.9.1
apt version 4.12.0
NCurses version 5.9
libsigc++ version: 2.4.0
Gtk+ support disabled.
Qt support disabled.
Current library versions:
NCurses version: ncurses 5.9.20140913
cwidget version: 0.5.17
Apt version: 4.12.0
Look forward to knowing why it does not work anymore. If it's a bug
please let me know and will file it.
Shirish Agarwal शिरीष अग्रवाल
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