Re: Aptitude, sort by package state?
On Sat, Feb 10, 2007 at 07:07:59AM -0600, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> After years of updates, package installations and removals, browsing
> through the Not Installed section of Aptitude reveals a number of
> packages with a status of 'c' which means a package was simply removed,
> but its configuration files have been left installed. I would like to
> have Aptitude be able to sort by package state so the 'c' packages can
> be grouped together in the UI for easy purging.
> Did I miss something in the manual or do I need to file a Wishlist bug?
Yes you missed something in the manual  :)
I would suggest you use l to limit the display to ~c
This will only display the 'c' packages. You can then hit _ on the
whole list to tell aptitude to purge them all.
Hit g and you'll see what aptitude wants to do. Verify that it is
correct. Hit g again and it will do it.
Then use l again and remove the search patern and you will have your
regular display back.