Debian Uninstall Question

Janina Sajka janina at
Sun Oct 3 11:54:48 EDT 2004

Thanks, Cheryl. That got me another package.

I guess I'm finding out there's no way other than to dribble them off
one at a time--or maybe a dozen at a time. I suspect there are quite a
few more there, though.

Oh well. At least the hd isn't starved for meaningful updates at this
point. So the emergency has gone out of the issue at least.

Cheryl Homiak writes:
> Hi Janina.
> I wrote this before but thinking somebody else might have a better answer 
> I postponed it. I hope maybe it helps some.
> At least on unstable, I can do
> apt-get remove gnome2*
> and have most if not all of the gnome packages removed. Only if you try to 
> add or remove anything with apt-get using the star after the name, make 
> sure you look at what it is about to remove so you don't lose more than 
> you intended.
> I realize this still leaves some x applications; not sure how you would 
> handle those.
> Tasksel allows you to add groups of packages but not remove them. Dselect 
> might allow you to do what you want, but I personally don't find dselect 
> very speech or braille friendly--that might just be my preference though. 
> I don't know if aptitude would give you any more flexibility than apt-get 
> or not.
> -- 
> Cheryl
> "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."
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