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debfoster is described as 'Debian uses the main programs apt and dpkg to manage packages. These programs do not make a distinction between packages that got installed because some other program happened to need it and packages you really asked for' and is a System Cleaner in the os & utilities category. There are five alternatives to debfoster for Linux, Debian and Xfce. The best alternative is Synaptic, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like debfoster are aptitude, localepurge, deborphan and GtkOrphan.

debfoster alternatives are mainly System Cleaners but may also be Package Managers or Software Installers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of debfoster.
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  1. Synaptic icon

    Synaptic

    • Linux
    • Debian
    • Xfce
    47 alternatives to Synaptic 

    Synaptic is a graphical package management program for apt. It provides the same features as the apt-get command line utility with a GUI front-end based on Gtk+.

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    aptitude

    • Linux
    28 alternatives to aptitude 

    aptitude is a terminal-based frontend for Advanced Package Tool with a number of useful features, including: a mutt-like syntax for matching packages in a flexible manner, dselect-like persistence of user actions, the ability to retrieve and...

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    1.  Command line interfaceaptitude either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
    2.  Lightweightaptitude consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    localepurge

    8 alternatives to localepurge 

    This is a script to recover disk space wasted for unneeded locales, Gnome/KDE localizations and localized man pages. Depending on the installation, it is possible to save some 200, 300, or even more mega bytes of disk space dedicated for localization you will most probably never...

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    deborphan

    5 alternatives to deborphan 

    deborphan finds packages installed on your Debian/GNU system that have no other packages depending on them. Its primary goal (and default action) is to trace unused libraries. A dialog frontend, orphaner, is included in the package for easy removal of packages.

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    GtkOrphan

    3 alternatives to GtkOrphan 

    GtkOrphan (a Perl/Gtk2 application for debian systems) is a graphical tool which analyzes the status of your installations, looking for orphaned libraries. It implements a GUI front-end for deborphan, adding the package-removal capability.

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