Are you troubling with full of unused packages that occupies more space and slow down your operating system performance? Well, you should try these two awesome utilities that help will you to easily find and remove the orphaned packages on your hard drive.
Well, What is an Orphaned package? Simple, Orphaned package is an unwanted package which is no longer necessary. As you may know, whenever you install a package, it will install along with other packages(dependencies). After removing the package, not all the dependencies will be removed completely. Some dependencies might still exist and dumbs the hard drive space after removing a specified package.
In this tutorial, We will discuss how to find and remove the orphaned files in Debian, and RHEL based systems.
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Finding Orphaned Packages Using Deborphan And Rpmorphan (Unixmen)