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Offline AxL

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[Solved] - Safe remove all obsolete versions of GCC
« on: July 30, 2018, 11:20:02 pm »
@pavroo

First of all, I would like to congratulate and thank pavroo for his excellent work with SparkyLinux;)


My SparkyLinux 'Buster' installation, is more than two years old (since May 2016').
During this period of time, I have installed all available updates every day.
And in this time I have accumulated a lot of obsolete versions of gcc (4.6/4.7/4.8/4.9/5/6/).


https://i.imgur.com/ZxNOGt0.png
So, my question is very simple: can I remove all obsolete versions of GCC without causing any problems? ???

How should I remove all those versions except GCC 7/8?







Cheers!!   8)
« Last Edit: July 31, 2018, 02:14:46 pm by AxL »

Offline pavroo

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Re: Safe remove all obsolete versions of GCC
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 01:00:34 am »
I pretty think you should.
Removing one after one, you will get a message from the APT - if no important system packages will be removed, you can uninstall them.
Buster works on gcc 7.x and 8.x now. The default is 8.x now, but the latest Debian's kernel still needs 7.x.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2018, 01:03:06 am by pavroo »
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Offline AxL

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Re: Safe remove all obsolete versions of GCC
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 02:14:10 pm »
I pretty think you should.
Removing one after one, you will get a message from the APT - if no important system packages will be removed, you can uninstall them.
Buster works on gcc 7.x and 8.x now. The default is 8.x now, but the latest Debian's kernel still needs 7.x.
    Thank you very much for your quick response. ;)

    I have removed all the obsolete versions of GCC, as you told me (one by one),
    without any issues.






    Cheers!!    8)