[xubuntu-users] Removing everything from a particular repository

Janne Jokitalo astraljava at kapsi.fi
Thu Jun 28 06:51:11 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 11:34:17PM -0700, MR ZenWiz wrote:
> I seem to have made the mistake of downloading some software from a
> repository whose software either is defective or just doesn't work
> right.  I'd like to get rid of everything that may have been pulled in
> from that repository.
> How can I do that?

Hi, there seems to be at least two options for this:

- after removing the repository, run in terminal:

$ sudo apt-get install apt-show-versions

$ apt-show-versions | grep 'No available'

- or while still having the repository available, in Synaptic, use the "Origin"

Haven't tested these myself, found on (quite old) ubuntuforums archive. Worth a
shot, still.


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 198 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/xubuntu-users/attachments/20120628/b51260e7/attachment.pgp>

More information about the xubuntu-users mailing list