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captgadget
April 29th, 2011, 07:29 PM
I have: not installed(resid config) and when I mark them for removal it will not let me remove them. The apply check mark never turns green. How can I remove these?

gandaran
April 29th, 2011, 08:36 PM
I have: not installed(resid config) and when I mark them for removal it will not let me remove them. The apply check mark never turns green. How can I remove these?
you have marked them for complete removal?

hocvol1
April 30th, 2011, 12:41 AM
I have: not installed(resid config) and when I mark them for removal it will not let me remove them. The apply check mark never turns green. How can I remove these?

I am having the same problem. I have a list of approx 30 residual configs after upgrade 10.10 to 11.04 which I mark for removal and then find the "apply" is greyed out.

captgadget
April 30th, 2011, 03:08 AM
Yes, my problem would be the same as hocvol1 - problem showed up the upgrade.

yetiman64
April 30th, 2011, 04:18 AM
I can confirm that Synaptic won't let me remove residual configuration files in 11.04 (when the setting "mark for complete removal" is chosen, the apply arrow stays grayed out).

OP, consider checking out launchpad.net for bugs related to Synaptic, or if you can't find one maybe consider listing a new one there, if this is causing you problems.

A workaround is to mark the packages you want removed completely and also tick something for install, all the changes will be implemented including the removal of the old config files.

Then whenever you uninstall a package use Synaptic and choose the complete removal option first, it seems as if once a package is removed Synaptic can no longer handle removal of config files by themselves.

Note: my install is a fresh install not an upgrade. Would be worth checking out launchpad if you don't like doing workarounds.

Edit: or if you use the terminal to uninstall use "sudo apt-get purge <package-name>" rather than using "sudo apt-get remove <package-name>, using the purge option will remove the config files and you won't get caught out in Synaptic with hard to remove left over config files.

Edit2: From launchpad.net --LINK-- (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/synaptic/+bug/763893), the problem has already been reported. I would suggest anyone this affects register with launchpad, then login and click the link "Does this bug also affect you ?" at the top of the page and click the answer "Yes it does".

solitaire
April 30th, 2011, 11:54 AM
Temp workaround:
Mark something for install, reinstall or removal (or wait for an update) This will activate the "tick"
Then you can select the residual configs and they will be removed.