Re: A small script to find unused dependencies which, IMHO, should be included in the tree
Ray Lai <ray <at> cyth.net>
2006-08-04 06:36:22 GMT
I think it would be better to have it written in Perl, since the file
locations or contents may change but the API is less likely to.
On Thu, Aug 03, 2006 at 08:28:02PM -0300, Andr??s wrote:
> I'm not experienced in shell scripting, so you may find lots of
> errors, but I think this is a good start.
> This script will find packages which are not used by others. In that
> category falls three types of packages:
> 1. Packages that I use and I do know
> 2. Packages that I use and I don't know
> 3. Packages that were installed by others, and aren't used right now,
> because I uninstalled the packages that depended upon it.
> The goal is to make the removal of the third type easier.
> pkg_check asks for every package it finds, you can delete it, keep it,
> or see if you use it (looking to the package contents). It has two
> modes: interactive and non-interactive, the last just prints to the
> stdout the packages it finds.
> Well, I hope this may be useful to the project, the first time I used
> it I deleted tons of packages (without ever needed something after
> that). I think it is a great tool for pkg_* stuff. A t least until
> something smarter comes up.
> Here it is: