Opened 21 months ago

Last modified 16 months ago

#12110 assigned Bug/Something is broken

daza and rodolpho have lots of unnecessary packages installed

Reported by: https://id.mayfirst.org/dkg Owned by: https://id.mayfirst.org/jaimev
Priority: Medium Component: Tech
Keywords: daza.mayfirst.org package-cleanup rodolpho.mayfirst.org Cc:
Sensitive: no

Description

daza has a lot of packages installed that would be removed by a simple apt-get autoremove --purge. They seem to be packages that are related to desktop environment work somehow.

Many of them were installed around 2015-12-05 15:00, which i think was when daza was upgraded to jessie.

Is there any reason i shouldn't purge them?

0 daza:~# apt-get autoremove --purge
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  adwaita-icon-theme* dconf-gsettings-backend* dconf-service* gconf-service*
  gconf2-common* glib-networking* glib-networking-common*
  glib-networking-services* gsettings-desktop-schemas* libatk-bridge2.0-0*
  libatspi2.0-0* libcairo-gobject2* libclamav6* libcolord2* libdbus-glib-1-2*
  libdconf1* libdrm2* libgconf-2-4* libgl1-mesa-glx* libglapi-mesa*
  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0* libgstreamer1.0-0* libgtk-3-0* libgtk-3-bin*
  libgtk-3-common* libjson-glib-1.0-0* libjson-glib-1.0-common* libm17n-0*
  libneon27-gnutls* liborc-0.4-0* libotf0* libproxy1* libqt4-opengl*
  libqt4-sql* libqt4-sql-sqlite* libqt4-xmlpatterns* libqtwebkit4*
  librest-0.7-0* libsoup-gnome2.4-1* libsoup2.4-1* libwayland-client0*
  libwayland-cursor0* libx11-xcb1* libxcb-dri2-0* libxcb-dri3-0* libxcb-glx0*
  libxcb-present0* libxcb-sync1* libxkbcommon0* libxshmfence1* libxxf86vm1*
  m17n-db* python-ply* python-pycparser* xkb-data*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 55 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 133 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n
Abort.
1 daza:~# 

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 21 months ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/jaimev

  • Owner set to https://id.mayfirst.org/jamie
  • Status changed from new to assigned

I can't see any reason why these shouldn't be purged. jamie?

comment:2 Changed 21 months ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/dkg

  • Keywords rodolpho.mayfirst.org added
  • Summary changed from daza has lots of unnecessary packages installed to daza and rodolpho have lots of unnecessary packages installed

Rodolpho is in a similar state:

0 rodolpho:~# apt-get autoremove --purge
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libavcodec-ffmpeg56* libavcodec53* libavdevice-ffmpeg56* libavdevice53*
  libavdevice55* libavfilter-ffmpeg5* libavfilter2* libavfilter5*
  libavformat-ffmpeg56* libavformat53* libavformat56* libavresample-ffmpeg2*
  libavutil-ffmpeg54* libavutil51* libclamav6* libdirac-encoder0*
  libglu1-mesa* libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0* libgstreamer1.0-0*
  libneon27-gnutls* libopencv-core2.3* libopencv-core2.4*
  libopencv-imgproc2.3* libopencv-imgproc2.4* libopenjpeg2*
  libpostproc-ffmpeg53* libpostproc52* libqt4-opengl* libqt4-sql*
  libqt4-sql-sqlite* libqt4-xmlpatterns* libqtwebkit4* librtmp0*
  libswresample-ffmpeg1* libswscale-ffmpeg3* libswscale2* libswscale3*
  libtbb2* libx264-123* libx265-59* python-ply* python-pycparser*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 42 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
After this operation, 101 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n
Abort.
1 rodolpho:~# 

comment:3 Changed 21 months ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/jamie

  • Owner changed from https://id.mayfirst.org/jamie to https://id.mayfirst.org/jaimev

Yes, please purge!

comment:4 Changed 21 months ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/jaimev

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Done. Unnecessary packages purged from daza and rodolpho. Nice, didn't know you could combine purge and autoremove

comment:5 Changed 16 months ago by https://id.mayfirst.org/dkg

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to assigned

A whole bunch of these (and more) appear to have returned on rodolpho. i don't know what's going on with this system. can someone explain why they're showing up?

is there a reason why rodolpho should be wanting to install things like DebianPackage:libwayland-server0 or DebianPackage:libdrm-nouveau2 ?

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