How to remove old kernels with computer janitor

Steve yorvik.ubunto at
Fri Jan 8 18:53:40 UTC 2010

On Fri, 08 Jan 2010 16:24:39 -0000, Detlef Lechner  
<Detlef.Lechner at> wrote:

> On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 19:50:10 +0000, Steve wrote:
>> How do you remove old kernels with Computer Janitor, non are listed when
>> I run the program  but, there are 3 on the system.
> man 8 computer-janitor: "clean up a system installation. Description:
> computer-janitor and computer-janitor-gtk find and remove cruft from your
> system. Cruft is anything that should not be  on the system, but is..."
> An old kernel is no cruft. Many users need old kernels (for example for
> experimenting or for fall-back). The intelligence of Computer Janitor is
> not sufficient to discern these and those operators and their needs.
> Detlef
As I suspected.  I’d seen mention of it in connection with removing old  
kernels and thought I was missing something.  I’ll just stick with apt  


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