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    Question Removing a package using the terminal.

    I used this code on the terminal
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove build-essential
    which I installed recently and I just try this command, because it's my first time to use this method aside the ubuntu software center. But I'm confused, because it says that I don't have that package but then at the bottom it says the linux-headers-3.2.0-29 linux-headers-3.2.0-29-generic-pae will be remove. Which I don't understand what is linux-headers-3.2.0-29 linux-headers-3.2.0-29-generic-pae is all about, I hope you could give me insights what its purpose or so.


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    Re: Removing a package using the terminal.

    I think those are Linux kernels that are no longer needed so they will be removed if you run that command.

    Helpful link:
    Apt-get
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    Re: Removing a package using the terminal.

    Install Synaptic Package manager and use it to remove un-needed packages.

    sudo apt-get install synaptic
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    Re: Removing a package using the terminal.

    the autoremove command also removes packages that are installed but no longer needed.

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    Re: Removing a package using the terminal.

    1. type uname -a - this will give you info abt your kernel release.
    2. remove all other existing/installed kernels from your synaptic package manager.

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    Re: Removing a package using the terminal.

    Anything that's not be use could be cleared out by.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    This checks for other dependencies packages that are no longer being used and removes them.
    Michael Nelson -=- AKA: Mopar1973Man
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    Re: Removing a package using the terminal.

    The command autoremove removes unneeded packages from the system, as well as the package that is your argument. The command remove removes only the argument. The command purge removes the argument and all of its dependencies.
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