Installing/uninstalling apps in Ubuntu
jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Sun Feb 14 19:14:18 UTC 2010
Raseel Bhagat wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 12:18 AM, Jim Byrnes<jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Is there a downside to installing apps for testing and then uninstalling
>> them if you use a package manager? By downside I mean, over time will
>> the practice decrease performance or stability.
>> The reason I ask is for the last 12+ years I have used mostly OS/2 and a
>> little Windows. In OS/2 the ini files can become bloated or corrupted
>> overtime, because of broken links and references. Sometimes leading to
>> performance or stability problems.
>> Regards, Jim
> There's no downside at all.
> You can say something like :
> sudo apt-get purge<application name>
> and all the files associated with the application and not shared with any
> other application are removed.
> Not to mention, you can run :
> sudo apt-get autoremove
> from time to time to remove libraries and stuff which are not being used by
> any other application.
OK, thank you for the info.
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