Re: apt-get doesn't upgrade, but synaptic does
On Fri, 11 Apr 2014, PaulNM wrote:
> On 04/11/2014 12:04 AM, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> > Now, if "they" could come up with an efficient and effective way to
> > uninstall/purge stuff installed via a metapackage. Or maybe there
> > is and I just haven't found it. ;-)
> apt-get autoremove
Know about autoremove, but that's not what I meant. For example, let's
say I install libreoffice using the metapackage libreoffice.
'apt-get install libreoffice'
Fine. Everything is installed. Now, sometime later, I want to
uninstall or purge libreoffice from the system. 'apt-get purge
libreoffice' won't do it. I've done tests, and as far as I can tell
little or nothing is removed. It seems the only way is to
uninstall/purge each component individually and/or by using wildcards.
Wouldn't it make sense for the metapackage to uninstall as well? It
would certainly make things easier.