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I'm currently cleaning up my iPhone 5 from tweaks and stuff I don't really use. I just stumbled on wget and OpenSSL, and I don't remember putting them on the device. Now since these are "console" packages, my best guess is they were required for packages I once had to function properly. When hitting remove on OpenSSL, both get to the little list of packages removal. Can I safely delete those? Is my phone gonna function ok if I remove them? Doesn't any basic cydia stuff depend on them? Thanks.

asked 16 Feb '15, 16:02

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closed 16 Feb '15, 19:53

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iAdam1n ♦

OpenSSL is required for OpenSSH to work, it provides the encryption. wget is a command-line tool used for downloading files over http protocol. Neither one is big enough to save you any space by deleting them.

(16 Feb '15, 16:08) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Not trying to save up space, just want to clear up any Unnecessary files to basically clean the system. So, if I don't have OpenSSH anymore I can safely delete both packages?

(16 Feb '15, 16:16) Freaky Freaky's gravatar image

There may be other packages depending on them, I have no idea off the top of my head. If nothing else is added to the uninstall queue when you select Modify/remove, you should be ok to delete them.

(16 Feb '15, 16:25) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image

Yeah, nothing else is added to the queue. Thanks man

(16 Feb '15, 16:29) Freaky Freaky's gravatar image

Just deleted both. All good! Thanks a bunch

(16 Feb '15, 16:32) Freaky Freaky's gravatar image

on a 5 it is strongly STRONGLY advised to keep openssh installed. it provides one possible way out of a bad situation. a bad situation means restoring. restoring means 8.1.3 and no jailbreak

(16 Feb '15, 20:07) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

The question has been closed for being "Solved" by iAdam1n, 16 Feb '15, 19:53

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Asked: 16 Feb '15, 16:02

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