I've been using Fink for three years. One feature has always annoyed me, but I only thought about reporting it when updating to Leopard. Because, suddently, the source of the annoyance was gone. But I heard that it's coming back. ;-)
Alexander Hansen kindly suggested that I report this here.
When I use "fink cleanup", Fink only deletes obsolete packages. Which means that, after cleanup, I still have about 1 Go of .deb files bloating my hard drive.
I have no use for those packages. The corresponding libs or apps are installed anyway. Yes, they could be useful if I needed to reinstall something. That hasn't happened in three years.
So I'd rather have the possibility to delete *all* .deb files and not waste 1 Go of disk space.
I'm not asking to change the default behavior, but whether it would be possible to add a flag to delete all packages. Something like :
fink cleanup --all-packages
Thank your for your attention.