sometimes, the upgrade of a system will install new packages, and “forget” to remove the older version. Rpmorphan do not work with this kind of unused packages. Rpmduplicates is the answer. I recommend to run it after each distribution upgrade (for example from fedora core 7 to 8).
-help brief help message -man full documentation -remove ask to remove package -V, --version print version
Print a brief help message and exits.
Print the full manual page and exits.
ask to remove suggested package
Print the program release and exit.
it will show the duplicates with their version and build date
and suggest to remove the older one
duplicate kernel-devel : 126.96.36.199-64.fc8 (Sat Mar 29 15:36:41 2008) / 188.8.131.52-50.fc8 (Thu Mar 20 20:43:47 2008)
suggest : rpm -e kernel-devel-184.108.40.206-50.fc8
the number of duplicates packages found
Bugs and Limitations
this program can be used as “normal” user
the gpg-pubkey packages are excluded from the result
rpm(1) for rpm call
License and Copyright
Copyright (C) 2008 by Eric Gerbier This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
you can report any bug or suggest to email@example.com
rpmdep(1), rpmextra(1), rpmorphan(1), rpmusage(1).