[aur-general] System cleaning?

Andrei Thorp garoth at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 12:39:12 EDT 2009

You can do

pacman -Qdt to list all packages that were installed as dependencies
but are no longer required. You can then take these packages and
remove them. You can do this automatically like:

pacman -Qdt | sed "s/ .*//" | sudo xargs pacman -Rs

This will delete all packages that are installed as a result of
unneeded dependencies. In the future, use pacman -Rs to not have to do
this (rather than pacman -R).

Also, consider switching to ext4 and doing a defrag when you're at it.
ext4+defrag has extends that cause shorter seek time.



On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Brandon Martin <bmartin at cu3edweb.com> wrote:
> You would think that I would have been using arch long enough to know how to
> do this buy I don't. I was using gnome then I tried to uninstall it and I
> used kdemod for a little while but know I want to use gnome again. I
> uninstalled kdemod and reinstalled gnome but it just doesn't seem as snappy
> as it was before. Plus I have easytag installed and when I click the home
> folder from the places menu it opened easytag. On top of that when I was
> connected to a remote FTP and I try to edit and save something I get a gvfs
> error. This use to work fine before. In the past I have usually just done a
> fresh install because I am weird about having only what I need installed and
> have never taken the time to learn all I can do with pacman.
> So my main question is can how do I do a major cleaning removing what I
> don't need and how do I check if I am missing something I do need since I am
> running into a few oddities. What is the best way to get my system clean and
> mean.
> Thanks for any insight.
> --
> Brandon Martin

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