removing X packages was Re: Debian Uninstall Question

Janina Sajka janina at
Mon Oct 4 09:37:13 EDT 2004

Thanks, Kenny.
This is exactly what I was looking for. Well, not quite because I'd
rather do it directly at the shell prompt--but I'm not going to fuss
over that!

Turns out I had most of it. aptitude is removing 22.4mb more data. I do
think this is important though, to prevent future upgrade commands from
slowly teasing X back onto this system. To give myself the best shot
against that I'm asking aptitude to dump all the conf files as well as
the packages associated with X.

Kenny Hitt writes:
> Hi.  If you use aptitude, it will go much faster.  Since aptitude groups
> packages by catagory, you can find all the X packages easily.
> Hope this helps.
>           Kenny
> On Sun, Oct 03, 2004 at 11:54:48AM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > 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.
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