unwanted software

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun May 20 16:28:42 UTC 2007

norman wrote:

> On Sat, 2007-05-19 at 11:30 +0200, Mario Vukelic wrote:
>> On Sat, 2007-05-19 at 10:18 +0100, norman wrote:
>> > What should I do to get the removal I want
>> > please?
>> In Synaptic, got the menu File|History. There you will find, sorted by
>> day, a complete history of the changes that were made to the installed
>> packages. Note the relevant changes down somewhere, then search for the
>> packages. Rightclick each package and select "Mark for complete
>> removal" (this is equivalent to "apt-get purge package", that is, all
>> traces of the package, including config files, are removed)
> This does not happen which is why I asked the question. Synaptic refuses
> to allow the packages in question to be marked for complete removal.

dpkg --purge <package>

If necessary, with the --force-all option.

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