View Full Version : [ubuntu] GTK Orphan wants to remove plenty of useful packages

tzjin anthony ks
May 26th, 2010, 10:38 PM
Hi, all.

I think this was the first time I used GTKOrphan since I upgraded to Lucid. Under the options tab, when I check "Show all orphan packages, not only those in the libs section", a large number of packages show up as being orphaned. Some of them (such as feisty-wallpapers) I know I can safely remove, others are metapackages (e.g. linux-generic, kubuntu-desktop), which I'm unsure about removing, and others are packages I use regularly, such as inkscape, gfortran, linux-image-2.6.32-21-generic.

I was wondering if this is a bug in GTKorphan, or if I'm doing something wrong.


tzjin anthony ks
May 27th, 2010, 01:38 PM

May 27th, 2010, 02:27 PM

i'm used with gtkorphan and happy with it: it remove old releases and "orphan", never had issue with this

use the first tab, select "all" instead of "none" at the bottom
can check the two radiobox too

May 27th, 2010, 02:29 PM
don't use that package, here's some good info