Removing/uninstalling stuff

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Removing/uninstalling stuff

Postby komputersman » 2005-09-09 21:33

Hello all,
Please help. I want to know how to uninstall/remove apps. Such as I have more then one browser. I want to strip down Debian I guess.

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Re: Removing/uninstalling stuff

Postby jobezone » 2005-09-09 21:41

komputersman wrote:Hello all,
Please help. I want to know how to uninstall/remove apps. Such as I have more then one browser. I want to strip down Debian I guess.

Thanks


There are a few tools, some comand line, one graphical, and one in between. They all use the same infrastructure underneath. The graphical one is Synaptic; the in between, because it can be used as a command in a terminal, but also has its own terminal GUI is aptitude. Then there is the command line program apt-get. If you are completely new to Debian and the command line, I would sugest you use Synaptic. If you don't have it yet, you'll have to install it using one of the other two apps, so, you would have to run as root:
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apt-get install synaptic

To remove a package you do:
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apt-get remove package
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Postby Harold » 2005-09-09 21:54

Debian's localepurge package will remove all help files written in languages other than the ones you specify as keepers.

The Deborphan package will identify unused libraries (but only those installed from .deb packages and not those built from source.) The easiest way to use it is to get to a console prompt, su to root and run orphaner.
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