Re: How to >>COMPLETELY<< remove an application?
- Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2017 00:12:01 -0600
- From: Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: How to >>COMPLETELY<< remove an application?
On 3/8/2017 4:53 PM, Jimmy Johnson wrote:
First, unless you are using something older than Jessie you can
use apt as in #apt update or #apt purge, apt-get is no longer
I am using Jessie, 8.6.0 with MATE Desktop.
Due to bandwidth limitations, I install strictly from purchased
That has some obvious drawbacks but it does meet my needs.
Your next paragraph suggests you have missed some long term
I have been trying to learn to use debootstrap and/or multistrap
for a personal
very minimal Debian install. I came across grml-debootstrap which
to simply using debootstrap. It works when using the Debian
I can't get it to work properly using its option to use a local
the repository. I believed I had isolated the source of the
configuration file and its associated script. To capture
information for filing
an upstream bug report, I wanted to start from a known condition
by uninstalling grml-debootstrap and reinstalling, exactly
duplicating original conditions.
I had done the uninstall using Synaptic's "Mark for complete
After using Synaptic to re-install, I was not able to reproduce
some of my
early results. That lead to my question in this thread.
Frank replied that my method was essentially correct and suggested I
also verify that some files in my home directory. I found no
About the same time Cindy-Sue said her preferred procedure was
"apt-get autoremove" and "apt-get purge" for package removal.
That led me
to review the apt-get man page. That led me to the tools for
cleaning the cache.
That led to running "apt-get clean" and "apt-get autoremove". The
test runs of grml-debootstrap is unclear at the moment.
I have a (hopefully) unrelated failure on that machine. I now
have to run
starx on each reboot.
Thanks all for your time.
Second, there is a command line package named "upgrade-system"
that uses apt and deborphan, it will update, upgrade, autoremove
and check for orphaned packages with the one command. On a Stable
system let 'upgrade-system' have it's way, it's safe and will
remove your crud, but on testing and Sid check what packages it's
going to remove just like you would with any other package
manager and if your not sure use 'gtkorphan' so you can see what
So you could #apt purge 'package name' && upgrade-system