Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 16th Dec 2007 00:04 UTC, submitted by obsethryl
Gentoo A relatively lengthy Q&A with Ciaran McCreesh about Paludis, the Portage alternative for Gentoo.
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RE: "cleanse" for Portage/Paludis?
by SANGEKi on Sun 16th Dec 2007 12:49 UTC in reply to ""cleanse" for Portage/Paludis?"
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The closest thing is probably revdep-rebuild.
It checks if any packages are broken due to missing or changed libs.

emerge takes care of package dependencies pretty much automatically so you should not really need a separate tool to check if something is missing.
If you happen to uninstall a package that is needed by something else then revdep-rebuild would tell you and the next "emerge world" would pull that package in again as well.

That's what I can think of right now but there are probably different ways to do this.

EDIT: But I don't think there is anything that checks if the installed files are really still there, except for libs.

Edited 2007-12-16 12:51

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timofonic Member since:

And for Paludis users, reconcilio is the revdep-rebuild equivalent ;)

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dylansmrjones Member since:

To me it sounds like a combination of revdep-rebuild and emerge --pretend depclean (don't ever forget --pretend).

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