removing an application

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Dec 3 14:56:15 UTC 2008

Tony Arnold wrote:

> norman wrote:
>> I have always assumed that when one used Synaptic to totally remove
>> an application that is what happened. So, I opened Synaptic, searched
>> for ufraw found two applications and totally removed them. Then, to
>> make sure there were no files remaining I used search for files and
>> immediately found 47 files all with ufraw in them. Could someone
>> please explain to me what is going on and tell me how I can best
>> remove all the files connected with ufraw.
> Where the files that you found? Synaptic will not remove any files in
> the user's home directory associated with ufraw, Only the system
> files. Complete removal should remove system config files. removal
> only will leave the config files and remove everything else.

Plus, of course, there's no reason that a filename containing the string 
"ufraw" need be related to the ufraw package:

$ dlocate ufraw
app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/desktop/ufraw.desktop
app-install-data: /usr/share/app-install/icons/ufraw.png

Those are normal, innocuous, and probably shouldn't be removed.

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