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Find and Remove "orphaned" packages from your OpenSuSe system

The rpm packaging system is a very good tool (compared to tar.gz), but when you want to install a software foo, you often have to install some libraries too (libfoo1, libfoo2 ). Now when you remove the foo package, librairies are often forgotten, and the disk space is decreasing ...

Another case : when you upgrade your linux box, you will also see forgotten packages (check with rpm -qa --last command !)

rpmorphan finds "orphaned" packages on your system. It determines which packages have no other packages depending on their installation, and shows you a list of these packages. It intends to be clone of deborphan debian tools for rpm packages.

It will try to help you to remove unused packages, for exemple :
    * after a distribution upgrade
    * when you want to suppress packages after some tests

several tools are also provided :
    * rpmusage : display rpm packages last use date
    * rpmdep : display the full dependency of an installed rpm package
    * rpmduplicates : find programs with several version installed

Installation: use "1-click" installer to install the package
OpenSuSe 11.1 - here
OpenSuSe 11.0 - here

After successful installation, for a quick start, try the following command: # rpmorphan --gui --all 


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