Fedora remove old leftover package after upgrade



The step below show how you can remove old leftover orphans package after you upgrade Fedora... this example show orphans package remove after upgrade Fedora 16 to 17...

1.  Open terminal Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal.
2.  Execute su - command to make sure you have every priviledged to remove Fedora package from the system.
[fedora@fedora120 ~]$ su -
Password:
[root@fedora120 ~]#

3.  Execute package-cleanup --orphans to list all leftover orphans packages
[root@fedora120 ~]# package-cleanup --orphans
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * fedora: mirror.nus.edu.sg
 * rpmfusion-free: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
 * rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
 * rpmfusion-nonfree: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirror.us.leaseweb.net
 * updates: mirror.nus.edu.sg
dbus-cxx-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.i686
dbus-cxx-devel-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.i686
dbus-cxx-doc-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.noarch
dbus-cxx-glibmm-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.i686
dbus-cxx-glibmm-devel-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.i686
dbus-cxx-tools-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.i686
kernel-PAE-3.3.6-3.fc16.i686
kernel-PAE-3.3.7-1.fc16.i686
kernel-PAE-devel-3.3.6-3.fc16.i686
kernel-PAE-devel-3.3.7-1.fc16.i686
pyxf86config-0.3.37-10.fc15.i686
tamil-typing-booster-0.9.0-1.fc16.noarch
telepathy-butterfly-0.5.15-4.fc16.noarch
tomcat5-jasper-eclipse-5.5.31-3.fc15.noarch
xmldb-api-0.1-0.5.20011111cvs.2.fc15.noarch
xmldb-api-sdk-0.1-0.5.20011111cvs.2.fc15.noarch

4.  Then execute yum remove [package name 1] [package name 2] [e.t.c.] to remove orphans package from the system... e.g. (easier to just copy the package name from above command and paste it here)
[root@fedora120 ~]# yum remove dbus-cxx-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.i686 dbus-cxx-devel-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.i686 dbus-cxx-doc-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.noarch dbus-cxx-glibmm-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.i686 dbus-cxx-glibmm-devel-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.i686 dbus-cxx-tools-0.7.0-2.fc14.1.i686 kernel-PAE-3.3.6-3.fc16.i686 kernel-PAE-3.3.7-1.fc16.i686 kernel-PAE-devel-3.3.6-3.fc16.i686 kernel-PAE-devel-3.3.7-1.fc16.i686 pyxf86config-0.3.37-10.fc15.i686 tamil-typing-booster-0.9.0-1.fc16.noarch telepathy-butterfly-0.5.15-4.fc16.noarch tomcat5-jasper-eclipse-5.5.31-3.fc15.noarch xmldb-api-0.1-0.5.20011111cvs.2.fc15.noarch xmldb-api-sdk-0.1-0.5.20011111cvs.2.fc15.noarch




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You can combine this action:

package-cleanup --orphans| xargs -l1 yum -y remove

Also nice:
package-cleanup --leaves | xargs -l1 yum -y remove

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