Debfoster: Remove a package and its dependencies

We recently ran a review on Deborphan. Here is a review on a similar tool: Debfoster. Debfoster exists to tell you which packages are installed on your machine merely as dependencies for other packages. It then gives you the option of removing the package and its dependencies. It also remembers your previous responses so that it does not ask you about the same packages each time.

Debfoster is most useful to keep your system very lean. However, with today’s large disks, it is more of an aesthetic utility.