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Author: Mark Hindley
To: Antony Stone
CC: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] Remove unnecessary gcc packages
On Tue, May 16, 2023 at 10:11:52AM +0200, Antony Stone wrote:
> > What would you recommend?
> I would recommend using "aptitude why package", substituting in place of
> "package" the name of the package which you want to understand whether there's
> a good reason for having it installed.

Try deborphan.

It can do most of the checking for you.

Once you are happy with the packages it identifies

sudo apt autoremove $(deborphan)