Lucid office trap

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at
Fri Sep 16 01:39:26 UTC 2011

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 2:18 AM, NoOp <glgxg at> wrote:
> On 09/15/2011 03:58 PM, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>> No, this only removes the PPAs. Under simple conditions, usually one
>> can remove the installed packages himself/herself.
> So you figure that it's simple to remove the packages from:
> ??
> Let's have a look:
> <>
> You figure it's 'simple' to remove all of those by hand? Or to go
> through each one to see if it was installed (by hand). Not to mention
> all of the OOo packages that the ppa removed in the process... Your
> advise (IMO) is both simplistic and wrong.

Actually, this is what I do under GNOME:

After removing a PPA,

1. I look at Synaptic's File->History, which also provides a Search
function, find the primary packages that were installed by this PPA,
uninstall them,

2. and then I run Computer Janitor (or sudo apt-get autoremove).

I have to remind that there is no "1 true way" that satisfies all
requirements (some of them being even contradictive), so your approach
may be suitable for much complex situations.

Ioannis Vranos

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