Do I Need These?

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Hey Y’all,

I got a package update notice this evening for package augeas-libs. As is my practice I figured I would check to see if I needed the package or if I could just delete it thus obviating the need to install the upgrade.

This is what yum has to say about the package and it’s sole dependency.

Dependencies Resolved

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Package Arch Version Repository
Size
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Removing:
augeas-libs i686 1.0.0-7.el6 @base
934 k Removing for dependencies:
netcf-libs i686 0.2.4-1.el6 @base
186 k

Transaction Summary
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Remove 2 Package(s)

So just to be sure I put them both on the same command line and got this:

Dependencies Resolved

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Package Arch Version Repository
Size
================================================================================
Removing:
augeas-libs i686 1.0.0-7.el6 @base
934 k netcf-libs i686 0.2.4-1.el6 @base
186 k

Transaction Summary
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Remove 2 Package(s)

It would appear that there are no application packages that depend on augeas-libs or netcf-libs. It doesn’t look like anything is using them. Is there any good reason why I should not just erase augeas-libs and netcf-libs?

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2 thoughts on - Do I Need These?

  • Probably OK to remove. The netcf-libs package is a dependency of, among other things, libvirtd. Perhaps you installed and removed some visualization related packages? If you are keen to remove unwanted packages, have a look at the ‘package-cleanup’ command and the
    ‘–leaves’ option.

    Hope this helps.

  • Hey Kahlil, thanks for the package-cleanup tip. I erased both library files.

    package-cleanup listed netcf-libs as a leaf but there was no mention of augeas-libs in the output.

    I erased them both. I can always add them back in later if it turns out my actions were rash.

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