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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.


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