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Re: Deleting i386 packages


On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 09:18:01PM -0600, Joe Pfeiffer wrote:
> For historical reasons, my x86-64 architecture computers have a large
> number of i386 packages on them that I'd just as soon be rid of.  is
> there a good way to simply tell a package manager that I want everything
> involving that architecture deleted?  The best answer I've found on my
> own has been to use dpkg and grep to find everything with :i386, and
> then construct a huge dpkg --purge command to get rid of them all.
> Hoping for something a little simpler...

Try this:

apt-get remove --purge .*:i386


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