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    debfoster’s great (Score: 1)
    by fog on Tuesday, January 08 @ 08:42:39 GMT

    debfoster is a great little program. the first time you run it, it will ask what packages you want to keep and build a keepers list, i.e., a list of packages that ‘keep’ installed other packages, libraries, etc. then, on subsequent runs, it will notice keepers removals and will ask you again about the now ‘unlocked’ packages. really usefull to remove old cruft like unused libraries and installed but never used packages.

    extending debfoster to support for timeouts would be great. i can imagine anwering debfoster’s questions about keeping packages not only yes/no but with a value (in days) on how long debfoster should shutup before asking me the same question again. if i want to test a couple of new progarms i can set the timeout to 30 days and have debfoster remember me about them after a month. obviously VIP applications can have an infinite timeout…

    ok, apt-get install debfoster now…


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