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Re: [Aptitude-devel] how to find orphan/obsolete packages if there are any in my Debian installation ?

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On 3/15/15, Axel Beckert <abe@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi shirish,
> shirish शिरीष wrote:
>> For a long time I was using the following :-
>> [$] alias apto
>> apto='aptitude search ~o'
>> I used to run apto and it would tell me if there are any obsolete or
>> orphan packages left in my Debian installation/apt archive.
>> Recently, however from sometime back I have been running into the
>> following :-
>> [$] 'aptitude search ~o'
>> zsh: command not found: aptitude search ~o
>> So, it either seems that the command no longer works or zsh has some
>> trouble processing the command. If it's the latter then will look/talk
>> to zsh developers to have more, if it's the former however, please
>> tell/share how can I look for a listing of obsolete/orphan packages.
> It's clearly on the zsh side. So please remove the aptitude-devel list
> from the Cc after this mail. (zsh-users@xxxxxxx may be the proper
> mailing list for this issue, but I hope that we can solve your issue
> within one or two mails already.)
> Being also one of Debian's zsh maintainers, I tried the following:
> alias apto='aptitude search ~o'
> With this, the "apto" alias fails for me as follows (and actually as
> expected from my point of view):
> ~ → alias apto='aptitude search ~o'
> ~ → apto
> zsh: no such user or named directory: o
> ~ →
> But this works fine for me:
> ~ → alias apto='aptitude search \~o'
> ~ → apto
> i A apt-dpkg-ref   - APT, Dpkg Quick Reference sheet
> i A asr-manpages   - alt.sysadmin.recovery manual pages
> […]
> I'm using zsh 5.0.7-5 as in Debian Jessie currently.
> Which zsh version did you use? Do you remember for which zsh version
> it worked for you the last time?
> This behaviour may also be influenced by the following zshoptions(1):
> * cshnullglob
> * nullglob
> * nomatch
> 		Regards, Axel
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Hi Axel,
I was using the default shell (bash) and using .bashrc . After using
the '\' character (denoting space I guess) it works perfectly. I am
using oh-my-zsh alongwith it.

One question though what does ip stand for ?

ip  pidgin-whatsapp                                                 -
WhatsApp plugin for Pidgin
ip  urw                                                             -
UrW is a unique graphical roguelike RPG taking place in ancient
Finland during the late Iron Age.

As far as my understanding goes, p in debian stands for packages not installed.

Both these packages are not in Debian and don't think they will ever
come into debian.
          Shirish Agarwal  शिरीष अग्रवाल
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