Autoremove ?

Larry Shields larryesu at
Sun Aug 1 22:32:05 UTC 2010

On 08/01/2010 11:22 AM, Pastor JW wrote:
> On Sunday, August 01, 2010 4:48:45 am Larry Shields wrote:
>> On 08/01/2010 06:38 AM, Basil Chupin wrote:
>>> On 01/08/2010 21:27, Larry Shields wrote:
>>>> *Well it seems that for some reason, when I finished installing a few
>>>> files, it told me to use the autoremove using apt-get...
>>>> So when I did that it wanted to remove one heck of alot of the
>>>> programs that I have installed, and I do not want to loose those at
>>>> all... *
>>> Why not?
>>> Why don't you want to "loose [sic] them"?
>>> If apt-get, or even Update Manager, is telling you that they are not
>>> required anymore, why do you want to keep them?
>>>> *Now it will not let me do any install, for it wants me to use the
>>>> auto remove...
>>>> *
>>> It's probably doing this because the programs which you want to keep
>>> will conflict with upgrades.
>>> So, the question is: why do you want to keep those you told should be
>>> removed?
>>> BC
>> *No it is not just wanting to just remove just one program...
>> I was now just tring something else, it told me do this dpkg --configure -a
>> So now, it is removing tons of things, KINO, fonts, just to man a few
>> sinceit is going so fast, but hundreds of stuff...
>> I am now waiting for it to finish, yet I have a feeling after I reboot,
>> it will never come back the same as it was...
> What did you you find out?  It IS daunting when you look at the list alright
> but for the most part all it is doing is removing obsolete and replacing it
> with the current versions for your install.  I saw mine remove a whole lot of
> gnome stuff but I never use gnome so I thought it would clear some space maybe.
> Nope, actually took slightly more and I still have gnome only now it is 10.04
> rather than 8.04!!
Well too answer your question..I have rebooted my system, it is running 
as it has always...
But when using the autoremove command, it did in-fact remove one heck of 
a lot of programs, but as they were removed it had gone by so fast I 
have no idea what has gone...So be it, not much else that I can do...

I will if needed, then add the programs later...

Thanks Kary

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