[ubuntu-studio-users] apt-get: Data wont be removed on purge and autoremove

BA Huys bahuys.photography at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 14:28:06 UTC 2013


Not sure why autoremove is not working, but if you need a quick and 
dirty fix, you could manually delete them.  They're in 
/var/cache/apt/archives/


On 12/20/2013 08:07 AM, Set Hallstrom wrote:
> Hi!
> Recently i had an issue with my graphics card. I fixed it, but then i
> started investigating what caused my problem. And i remembered i had
> installed a game, an fps called redeclipse. I have a rather abusive
> teenage past with quake, so i quickly removed it to save myself :)
>
> This game seem to be using my Nvidia, so i thought i'd resintall it,
> just to see if i could repeat the error. and the terminal tells me this:
>
> $ sudo apt-get install redeclipse
> [sudo] password for set:
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> The following extra packages will be installed:
>    libenet2a libmikmod2 libsdl-mixer1.2 redeclipse-data
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>    libenet2a libmikmod2 libsdl-mixer1.2 redeclipse redeclipse-data
> 0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> ----> *Need to get 0 B/656 MB of archives.* <---- ?????????????????
> After this operation, 772 MB of additional disk space will be used.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
>
> So i go yes, of course nothing is downloaded so it's really alot faster
> than initial install.
>
> I check my drivers, all good. The game is not the problem.
>
> I remove it again, first with purge, and then autoremove to get rid of
> those 700+ mb
>
> I get this on on purge:
>
> The following packages will be REMOVED:
>    redeclipse*
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> After this operation, 4 625 kB disk space will be freed.
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
>
> And then autoremove:
>
> The following packages will be REMOVED:
>    libenet2a libmikmod2 libsdl-mixer1.2 redeclipse-data
> 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 4 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> ---> *After this operation, 767 MB disk space will be freed.* <-- ?????
> Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
>
> but i get suspicious so i check installation again:
>
> The following extra packages will be installed:
>    libenet2a libmikmod2 libsdl-mixer1.2 redeclipse-data
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>    libenet2a libmikmod2 libsdl-mixer1.2 redeclipse redeclipse-data
> 0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0 B/656 MB of archives.
> ---> *After this operation, 772 MB of additional disk space will be
> used.* <----
>
> SO my question is: how do i get rid of this data?
>
> Thankfull for an answer,
>

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