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#1 2010-07-15 08:49:15

elumbella
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Registered: 2010-02-15
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How to determine unused programs?

Hi!

I'm running Statler on an Asus eeePC, thus I don't have a big harddrive. So I was wondering if there is a possibility to find out, which programs/tools /etc. I dont use? I don't want to go through all the installed packages manually...
I love the idea of #!-zero, but I don't want to reinstall when it should finally be released.

So, any suggestions?

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#2 2010-07-15 11:46:53

benj1
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From: Yorkshire, England
Registered: 2009-09-05
Posts: 1,084

Re: How to determine unused programs?

popularity-contest

I thought it was installed by default, but i don't seem to have it, its in the repos anyway

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#3 2010-07-15 13:24:58

elumbella
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Registered: 2010-02-15
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Re: How to determine unused programs?

That definitely looks interesting! I'll give it a try, at a short look it looks very promising.
Thanks a lot benj1!

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#4 2010-07-15 14:23:53

oupsemma
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From: Cumbria / UK
Registered: 2008-12-06
Posts: 319

Re: How to determine unused programs?


#Linux user 482038, eeepc 901 with #!, freed 901Go with Trisquel & gNewSense,
901 with Manjaro & ArchBang

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#5 2010-07-15 15:16:52

winotree
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Registered: 2010-03-26
Posts: 548

Re: How to determine unused programs?

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#6 2010-07-15 16:30:01

benj1
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From: Yorkshire, England
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Re: How to determine unused programs?

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#7 2010-07-15 17:01:06

winotree
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Registered: 2010-03-26
Posts: 548

Re: How to determine unused programs?

If you opt out  during install it is not installed by default.  Reckon it figures.  neutral

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#8 2010-07-15 17:24:50

anonymous
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From: Arch Linux Forums
Registered: 2008-11-29
Posts: 9,419

Re: How to determine unused programs?

BTW I think popularity-contest tracks which programs are most used for all users not just your system, so I don't know if it won't really help in that sense. Unfortunately, I don't think there is any automatic way to remove unnecessary packages. Its mostly a matter of knowing what programs you use. If you don't use bluetooth, remove it. Don't need printing, remove CUPS. etc.

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#9 2010-07-15 18:22:33

oupsemma
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From: Cumbria / UK
Registered: 2008-12-06
Posts: 319

Re: How to determine unused programs?


#Linux user 482038, eeepc 901 with #!, freed 901Go with Trisquel & gNewSense,
901 with Manjaro & ArchBang

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#10 2010-07-15 18:56:22

valbaca
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From: Texas
Registered: 2010-07-14
Posts: 47
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Re: How to determine unused programs?

Perhaps starting from Crunchbang Lite and adding what you know you will need would be a better route? Or perhaps just focusing on whether you need the notoriously large programs (web browsers, OpenOffice, etc.) and use smaller alternatives.

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#11 2010-07-15 20:09:55

oupsemma
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From: Cumbria / UK
Registered: 2008-12-06
Posts: 319

Re: How to determine unused programs?


#Linux user 482038, eeepc 901 with #!, freed 901Go with Trisquel & gNewSense,
901 with Manjaro & ArchBang

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#12 2010-07-16 04:37:36

johnraff
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From: Nagoya, Japan
Registered: 2009-01-07
Posts: 4,148
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Re: How to determine unused programs?

If you start up synaptic, on the left choose "status", click "installed" then click on the "Size" column at the top and you'll get the biggest packages first. There might be some candidates for removal there. (Be careful though!)

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