pkgprune - Filter a Packages file Usage: pkgprune Packages > Packages.filtered Filters a Debian Packages file by removing either a list of packages (and their reverse dependencies) or the packages that have given tags. Dependencies in the filtered Packages file will still be satisfied.
hg clone static-http://people.debian.org/~enrico/2007-08/pkgprune
The top of the script has a configuration section:
# # Configuration # # Set of packages you don't want to have (the reverse dependencies will be # removed as far as it's possible) blacklist_pkgs = set(['gconf2']) # List of sets of tags; the packages whose tag sets contain one of these tag # sets will be removed blacklist_tags = [ set(['implemented-in::php']) ]
Edit that before running the script. The idea is to be able to configure a
system to run such a script after
apt-get update, both to make dpkg faster on
slow arches and to reduce the amount of packages displayed by an interface.