Autoremove ?

pod dave.c.curtis at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 00:59:04 UTC 2010


On Sun, 2010-08-01 at 12:25 -0400, IdleOne wrote:
> Good morning Larry!
> 
> apt-get autoremove  Does not remove the installed programs, what it does
> is remove the cached package files and cleans up. It is safe to run and
> you will not lose any of your installed programs.
> 

No, that is autoclean, autoremove will remove packages that are no
longer required to satisfy dependencies.


> dpkg --configure -a    APT will tell you to run that when something went
> wrong with the install/configuration of a package. 

Yes, something went wrong, it is not the autoremove message stopping you
installing/upgrading packages.

> IdleOne
> 
> On Sun, 2010-08-01 at 06:48 -0500, 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...
> > 
> > Larry
> > 
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