Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> Dale wrote:
>> Leonid Podolny wrote:
>>> I'm sure that this issue has already been discussed here, but I can't
>>> find any such discussions.
>>> Anyway, is there an easy way to find orphan packages, i.e. installed
>>> packages that don't have repository behind? For example, if I used to
>>> have a layman overlay and now I deleted it, all the packages that
>>> belonged to that overlay are now orphans. I would like at least to get a
>>> list of those packages.
>> emerge --depclean -p and make sure everything looks OK.
> That's not what it does :P depclean only removes packages that are not
> in world and are not a dependency of another package. You can emerge
> package foo from overlay bar and then remove the overlay, but depclean
> won't clean it because it's still in world.
Thanks for the pointer to eix, its man page says that
"eix-test-obsolete" does exactly that.