[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"
  filter

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


-- 
Jaska

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