<solved> How to purge mate without killing my system?

<solved> How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby lizbeth on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:03 pm

i just tried

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sudo apt-get remove mate*


and got this:

    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    aptoncd apturl atril audacious audacious-plugins audacity build-essential
    caja caja-gksu caja-open-terminal devede dkms engrampa eom ffmpegthumbnailer
    ffmpegthumbnailer-caja foomatic-db foomatic-db-engine foomatic-filters
    foomatic-filters-ppds g++ g++-4.6 g++-4.7 gcc gcc-4.6 gcc-4.7 gimp
    hardening-wrapper libatril libav-tools libavdevice53 libavformat52
    libavformat53 libblas3 libblas3gf libcaja-extension libffmpegthumbnailer4
    libgegl-0.2-0 libgfortran3 libhtml-format-perl liblapack3 liblapack3gf
    libmarco libmate libmate-common libmatebluetooth libmatecanvas
    libmatecomponent libmatecomponentui libmateconf libmatecorba libmatedesktop
    libmatekbd libmatekeyring libmatemenu libmatenotify libmatepanelapplet
    libmatepolkit libmatesensorsappletplugin libmateui libmatevfs libmateweather
    libmateweather-common libmatewnck libmatewnck-common libmatroska0
    libmatroska3 libmatroska4 libmatroska5 libquadmath0 libreoffice
    libreoffice-math libstdc++6-4.6-dev libstdc++6-4.7-dev libumfpack5.4.0
    linux-headers-3.2.0-2-amd64 linux-headers-3.2.0-3-amd64
    linux-headers-3.6.0-5.dmz.1-liquorix-amd64 linux-headers-amd64
    linux-headers-liquorix-amd64 marco mate-applets mate-applets-common
    mate-backgrounds mate-bluetooth mate-calc mate-conf mate-conf-common
    mate-control-center mate-corba mate-core mate-desktop mate-desktop-common
    mate-desktop-environment mate-dialogs mate-icon-theme mate-keyring
    mate-media mate-media-common mate-media-gstreamer mate-menus mate-mime-data
    mate-netspeed mate-notification-daemon mate-panel mate-panel-common
    mate-polkit mate-power-manager mate-power-manager-common mate-screensaver
    mate-sensors-applet mate-session-manager mate-settings-daemon
    mate-settings-daemon-common mate-settings-daemon-gstreamer
    mate-system-monitor mate-system-tools mate-terminal mate-terminal-common
    mate-text-editor mate-themes mate-utils mate-vfs mate-vfs-common
    mate-window-manager mint-common mint-meta-debian-cinnamon
    mint-meta-debian-core mintbackup mintdesktop mintinstall mintmenu mintnanny
    mintsystem mintupdate-debian mintupload mintwelcome mintwifi mozo ndisgtk
    ndiswrapper-dkms nemo-dropbox nemo-fileroller pithos printer-driver-foo2zjs
    printer-driver-m2300w printer-driver-pxljr python-bugbuddy python-corba
    python-evolution python-glade2 python-gmenu python-gnome2
    python-gnomedesktop python-gnomekeyring python-gtk2 python-gtksourceview2
    python-gtkspell python-mate python-mate-desktop python-mate-menu
    python-notify python-numpy python-sexy python-vte python-webkit python-wnck
    system-config-printer usb-imagewriter virtualbox-guest-dkms vlc vlc-nox
    vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-pulse winff xfonts-mathml
Last edited by lizbeth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:52 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby edoiny on Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:20 pm

I recommend you use synaptic, and start with remove mate applications, next mate and finally caja.

Use synaptic because is more efficient in these cases other, option is download Mint Cinnamon 13 and add lmde and debian repo later.

Good luck.
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Re: How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby lizbeth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:51 am

Well, I just used the above list and copied and pasted everything with 'mate' in the title. It wasn't so bad....
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Re: <solved> How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby lizbeth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:54 am

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sudo apt-get remove mate-applets mate-applets-common mate-backgrounds mate-bluetooth mate-calc mate-conf mate-conf-common mate-control-center mate-corba mate-core mate-desktop mate-desktop-common mate-desktop-environment mate-dialogs mate-icon-theme mate-keyring mate-media mate-media-common mate-media-gstreamer mate-menus mate-mime-data mate-netspeed mate-notification-daemon mate-panel mate-panel-common mate-polkit mate-power-manager mate-power-manager-common mate-screensaver mate-sensors-applet mate-session-manager mate-settings-daemon mate-settings-daemon-common mate-settings-daemon-gstreamer mate-system-monitor mate-system-tools mate-terminal mate-terminal-common mate-text-editor mate-themes mate-utils mate-vfs mate-vfs-common mate-window-manager
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Re: <solved> How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby squeezy on Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:30 pm

Install a package called upgrade-system, then run it from a terminal.

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sudo upgrade-system

It'll ferret out any libraries and dependencies you might have missed. I use it on all new installs and upgrades.
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Re: <solved> How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby lizbeth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:13 pm

Squeezy, I'll give that a run!
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Re: <solved> How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby lizbeth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:28 pm

Now that's a clean system! Only thing to do now is reboot and hope for the best. :mrgreen:
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Re: <solved> How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby lizbeth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:32 pm

So far so good!
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Re: <solved> How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby squeezy on Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:59 pm

I've never had that utility bork a system yet. It's amazing the cruft you can get rid of, even in a brand new installation.
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Re: <solved> How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby lizbeth on Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:13 pm

Yes, I like it! Thanks! :mrgreen:

Are there any commands you can pass to it when you run it? Like -f or something? It stopped and asked me a few times if I wanted to keep going.. Things like that. I tried to pass command to it but couldn't find a help file to go with it.

Even so it is a great helper!
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Re: <solved> How to purge mate without killing my system?

Postby squeezy on Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:03 pm

No, I haven't found any switches or anything that works. I just do as you did and keep hitting Y when it finds more stuff to delete :)
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