rpmorphan – deborphan for the rpm based distros.

Lets first install the rpmorphan package:
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 sudo yum install rpmorphan
and here is the description of the package:
rpmorphan finds "orphaned"[1] packages on your system. It determines
which packages have no other packages depending on their installation,
and shows you a list of these packages.  It intends to be clone of
deborphan Debian tools for rpm packages.

It will try to help you to remove unused packages, for example:
* after a distribution upgrade
* when you want to suppress packages after some tests

Several tools are also provided :
* rpmusage - display rpm packages last use date
* rpmdep - display the full dependency of an installed rpm package
* rpmduplicates - find programs with several version installed

Yum offers a program called 'package-cleanup' which you can use to
carry out similar tasks.

[1] Note that orphan is used in the sense of Debian's deborphan, and
is NOT the same as Fedora orphaned packages which are packages that
have no current maintainer.

Now, you can simply run the command

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rpmorphan

to see a list of the orphaned packages on the system 🙂

 

And once you have verified that you want to remove all the listed application, then you can run the following command:

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sudo yum remove $(rpmorphan |tr '\n' ' ')
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My new Maemo 5 Nokia N900 Mobile.

Image representing Nokia as depicted in CrunchBase
Image via CrunchBase

I have been thinking of buying the “N900” Nokia mobile for quite sometime but for certain reasons could not get my hands on this mobile so far. Finally couple of days back, I got my hands on this beautiful and powerful piece of software and hardware.

 

Well, here are some snaps for ya ll:

BTW before we go to the snaps, there are some things that you will not see in the pics here but makes the first and the best impressions and they are Browsing, Email, Connectivity, Screen Resolution, Size of the icons (big enough to do most of the tasks with bare hands) et al. Not to mention the great integration of the skype and GTalk contacts into the usual contacts and calling them like other GSM calls.

 

First the carry case:

 

Nokia N900 cover
Nokia N900 cover

 

Next the mobile in my hands 🙂

 

Nokia N900
Nokia N900

 

And the X-terminal running bash:

 

bash running on N900 (Nokia)
bash running on N900 (Nokia)

 

Complete Debian running in chroot environment on the mobile:

 

Debian on N900
Debian on N900

 

conky running on this:

 

conky running on N900
conky running on N900

 

mplayer and finally Ovi maps running on the phone:

 

Ovi Maps on N900
Ovi Maps on N900
mplayer on N900 Nokia
mplayer on N900 Nokia

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slackware Linux 13.37 RC 3.1415926535897932384626433832

Slackware released the next version a few days back and guess the complete name : Slackware Linux 13.37 RC 3.1415926535897932384626433832. You must be crazy to tell the complete version to anyone.

Development Release: Slackware Linux 13.37 RC 3.1415926535897932384626433832 More fun with Slackware’s version numbers as Patrick Volkerding announces the latest release candidate for the upcoming Slackware Linux 13.37: +ACI-There have been quite a few changes so we will have one more release candidate: Slackware 13.37 RC 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716. Very close now+ACE But we’ll likely hold out for….

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