Running out of low disk space? You may need to check for unused packages (orphaned packages) filled in your hard drive. Orphaned (unused) packages are nothing but the packages which will be installed as dependencies/libraries when you install a software in your Linux system. As you know already, whenever we install an application, some other packages (dependencies) will also be installed along with the application you are installing. These dependencies might exist in your hard drive even after you removed the application. After a particular period of time, your hard drive will be flooded with unused or orphaned packages, and you might end up with low disk space. Low disk space not only affects the system performance, it will also not let you to install new applications due to low disk space. So, it is very recommended to wipe out the orphaned packages at regular interval.
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