Installing/uninstalling apps in Ubuntu

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
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>  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.
> Thanks,
> Raseel
OK, thank you for the info.

Regards,  Jim

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list