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I read the man page, and I think I don't need this. However, I am unsure and wanted to ask more information about it before disabling it. What is it? Before I disable this, is there a way to check to see if there is a dependency?

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Yes, you can check if it has dependencies by doing a simulate on apt:

 apt-get -s remove package

If there are no other packages to remove it is safe. If you want to delete the package configuration files, make sure you use the --purge flag too.

apt-get remove --purge portmap
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up to my knowledge it's part of NFS server. if you dont use it - it should be safe to remove it.

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