[SOLVED] Is it safe to remove obsolete packages after upgrade to PVE 8.0?


Oct 12, 2021
I just upgraded from PVE 7.4 to PVE 8.0 without any issues.

After the upgrade, I noticed that I now have the following obsolete packages still installed:
pve:~# apt list ?obsolete
Listing... Done
gcc-10-base/now 10.2.1-6 amd64 [installed,local]
gcc-9-base/now 9.3.0-22 amd64 [installed,local]
libbpf0/now 1:0.3-2 amd64 [installed,local]
libcbor0/now 0.5.0+dfsg-2 amd64 [installed,local]
libdns-export1110/now 1:9.11.19+dfsg-2.1 amd64 [installed,local]
libffi7/now 3.3-6 amd64 [installed,local]
libflac8/now 1.3.3-2+deb11u1 amd64 [installed,local]
libicu67/now 67.1-7 amd64 [installed,local]
libisc-export1105/now 1:9.11.19+dfsg-2.1 amd64 [installed,local]
libldap-2.4-2/now 2.4.57+dfsg-3+deb11u1 amd64 [installed,local]
liblttng-ust-ctl4/now 2.12.1-1 amd64 [installed,local]
liblttng-ust0/now 2.12.1-1 amd64 [installed,local]
libmpdec3/now 2.5.1-1 amd64 [installed,local]
libperl5.32/now 5.32.1-4+deb11u2 amd64 [installed,local]
libprocps8/now 2:3.3.17-5 amd64 [installed,local]
libprotobuf23/now 3.12.4-1 amd64 [installed,local]
libpython3.9-minimal/now 3.9.2-1 amd64 [installed,local]
libpython3.9-stdlib/now 3.9.2-1 amd64 [installed,local]
libpython3.9/now 3.9.2-1 amd64 [installed,local]
libsepol1/now 3.1-1 amd64 [installed,local]
libssl1.1/now 1.1.1n-0+deb11u5 amd64 [installed,local]
liburcu6/now 0.12.2-1 amd64 [installed,local]
liburing1/now 0.7-3 amd64 [installed,local]
libzpool4linux/now 2.0.5-pve1 amd64 [installed,local]
perl-modules-5.32/now 5.32.1-4+deb11u2 all [installed,local]
pve-kernel-6.2.11-2-pve/now 6.2.11-2 amd64 [installed,local]
python3.9-minimal/now 3.9.2-1 amd64 [installed,local]
python3.9/now 3.9.2-1 amd64 [installed,local]

Is it safe to remove them or do I risk breaking anything?
yes, those all look save to remove (except the kernel, if you are currently booting from that version ;)). please double-check the list of to-be-removed packages though to verify that nothing unexpected gets transitively removed!


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