Removing Packages

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Removing Packages

Postby PakMor » Tue Feb 10, 2009 10:09 am

Hello all. This is my first post to this forum. Just installed Mint6-64 on my Acer laptop and everything seems to be OK. I've been using ubuntu since gutsy and still cannot understand why it is that when a package is removed and purged from the system that files for the specific package are left in Nautilus. Example: I just removed "bluez-gnome", "gnome-pilot", "scim" and "brltty" as I don't use them and was wanting to free up some resources. OK the package manager tells me that the packages and config files were successfully removed. I open Nautilus and there are directories and files for the removed packages still listed. What is the safest way to remove them?

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Re: Removing Packages

Postby clem » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:26 pm

Use the commands below to troubleshoot what files are included in a particular package, and to what package belongs a particular file:

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apt content packagename
apt contains /path/to/filename


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