[SOLVED] Help with uninstalling packages!

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[SOLVED] Help with uninstalling packages!

Postby P1xel on Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:15 am

I'm using Linux Mint 14 KDE 64-bit.
So, I was fiddling around downloading cinnamon and MATE from the Software Manager to see how they look. Cinnamon was OK but MATE looked nothing like MATE! So I started uninstalling the packages, just to find it doesn't uninstall everything! Only a few MB of space, and semi broken desktops still exist in the session options!!!! :(

Could someone PLZ help me delete these packages! :| I have lost a GB of space, and is left with 2 semi working desktops(and fully working KDE of course)


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Re: Help with uninstalling packages!

Postby CtrlAltDel on Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:53 am

P1xel wrote:I'm using Linux Mint 14 KDE 64-bit.
So, I was fiddling around downloading cinnamon and MATE from the Software Manager to see how they look. Cinnamon was OK but MATE looked nothing like MATE! So I started uninstalling the packages, just to find it doesn't uninstall everything! Only a few MB of space, and semi broken desktops still exist in the session options!!!! :(

Could someone PLZ help me delete these packages! :| I have lost a GB of space, and is left with 2 semi working desktops(and fully working KDE of course)


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Have you tried typing---- apt-get autoremove ---into terminal?
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Re: Help with uninstalling packages!

Postby viking777 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:13 am

There is no 'undo' command in the apt vocabulary. You have to continue to uninstall the packages manually.

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cat /var/log/apt/history.log


Will tell you what you installed.

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sudo apt-get purge xxxx yyyy zzzz


(Where xxxx yyyy zzzz are the names of the packages you installed)

Will remove them for you.
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Re: Help with uninstalling packages!

Postby P1xel on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:52 am

Erm, I unistalled the 'main' packages, which yielded me 10MB of free space, so do I need to install them again to use the autoremove command??
Or will it screw up and not know what to remove? Sorry, I'm a beginner in Linux Mint :oops:
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Re: Help with uninstalling packages!

Postby P1xel on Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:22 am

Thanks CtrlAltDel, autoremove worked fine!

Thank you so much! :D
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Re: Help with uninstalling packages!

Postby CtrlAltDel on Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:47 pm

P1xel wrote:Thanks CtrlAltDel, autoremove worked fine!

Thank you so much! :D


Great, P1xel. I'm glad I was able to help you.
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