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Title       : 	Deborphan cleanup until no more orphaned packages left
Author      : 	Remy van Elst
Date        : 	11-01-2016
URL         : 	https://raymii.org/s/snippets/Deborphan_cleanup_until_no_more_orphaned_packages_left.html
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### Deborphan

Deborphan removes packages it thinks your system doesn't need anymore. It is a
great tool for package cleanup and maintenance. Sometimes, after cleaning up the
packages, it will find new packages that are orphaned (because you just cleaned

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This is a small script that cleans up with deborphan until there is nothing more
to cleanup.

### Script

First install deborphan, otherwise the script will not work:

    apt-get install deborphan

This is the script:

    # run deborphan and remove the output packages untill there are no more
    while true; do
        if [[ $(deborphan --guess-all) ]]; then
            apt-get purge `deborphan --guess-all`
            apt-get --purge autoremove

Make sure to review the packages that are going to be deleted, not keeping an
eye could result in a broken system. If you add `-y` you're on your own.

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