On Fri, 2021-08-20 at 22:10 -0600, James Szinger wrote: > My typical approach is to run `package-cleanup --leaves --all` or > `yum > leaves` (might need software not on CentOS 8) and justify everything > that is there. I have about 85 leaf packages on a CentOS 7 web > server, so a minimal package set should be smaller. Experiment with > a > disposable VM so it is easy to recover from mistakes. Thanks for this. I did a little searching and found this page: https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-remove-orphaned-packages-on-centos-linux It worked for me: Get a list of orphaned packages: $ package-cleanup --leaves Remove them: # yum remove `package-cleanup --leaves` That's only if you're OK removing all of them.