Lucid office trap

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Sep 16 01:53:13 UTC 2011

On 09/15/2011 06:39 PM, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
> 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).

If you use Computer Janitor then you have considerably larger issues
than the OP.

Here's an excercise for you (don't forget to use lucid 10.04):

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice-common
$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Now go and uninstall libreoffice via Synaptic & reinstall Don't forget to let us know how that works out for you.

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