Debian Uninstall Question

Sean M McMahon smcmahon at
Mon Oct 4 14:18:02 EDT 2004

If you know how to use aptitude I'd recommend using it and going all the 
way down to tasks.  Under tasks you will find one for x-windows or 
x-server.  It might be in the servers group.  Note then when you remove x 
related stuff, you will get a warning about emacs being broken if you 
emacs. Don't worry about that one, remove emacs and install the package 
emacs-nox.  That saved a lot of space on my 800MB, no that's not a 
miss-print hd.BTW,  you mention your p2 is to slow for gnome, how fast is 
it?  I have a p2-400 I'd like to linuxify.
PS. if your more comfortable with tasksel, use that instead of aptitude.

Janina Sajka <janina at>
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Is there a way to remove a related group of applications with apt? Or do
you have to take them out one at a time and do it in the right order
because of the dependencies?

I ask because I have an old Pentium 2 with a fairly small hd, and I need
to take out all the X (except perhaps the Xlibs). The hd is getting full
and this box is too slow for Gnome anyway.

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