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Thread: How do you Uninstall a program AND all dependencies.

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    How do you Uninstall a program AND all dependencies.

    I recently installled acetoneiso, thinking it would work similar to Windows UltraISO. It didn't and hard to figure out. So I uninstalled it.

    When I installed it there were a slew of dependencies that were required to run this program. When I uninstalled Acetoneiso, that was all that got uninstalled. I didn't think to write down the other files. How do I get rid of them?

    I don't know where to look. Is their a directory where they were kept. In the future how do I avoid this mistake?

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    Re: How do you Uninstall a program AND all dependencies.

    Assuming you already uninstalled the program (e.g. with "sudo apt-get remove [whatever]"), just type this in the terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    That will remove packages that were installed to satisfy a dependecy that's no longer needed. apt-get makes these sorts of issues easy to deal with

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    Re: How do you Uninstall a program AND all dependencies.

    I use this from a command line:

    apt-get remove --purge <program>

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    Re: How do you Uninstall a program AND all dependencies.

    Thank both of you!

    I executed the command:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    A bunch of programs no longer needed were removed, 51+mb

    This command, I'm assuming if I executed it first using "acetoneiso" for the program name, then all those unneeded dependencies would have been uninstalled also, correct?
    apt-get remove --purge <program>

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    Re: How do you Uninstall a program AND all dependencies.

    Correct....

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