If you so really, truly dislike mintstall, why not get yourself rid of the whole thing:Moderator wrote:This thread has been split off from that thread: [SOLVED] How big is the Software Manager.
Reason for splitting off:
Starting with the questionable advice to uninstall mintinstall (Software Manager), the thread quickly marched off into an off-topic discussion about the relevance of the software meta-packages.
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sudo apt-get purge mintinstall
Moderator wrote: This is a dangerous command and it's NOT advisable to execute it.
Selected mintinstall for removal in Synaptic. In fact, Synaptic wanted to remove mintinstall and 2 mint-meta-* packages.
At first glance this appears to be more harmless than it really is.
Later invocations of "sudo apt-get autoremove" might feel like suggesting to remove all those packages which had been pulled in as dependencies of these meta-packages.
The discussion below reveals the potential future trouble which you are asking for by uninstalling mintinstall.