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    Question How to delete "Synaptic Package Manager" config files?

    There is a bug in synaptic " https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ic/+bug/779756
    " which prevents deleting custom filter created. How can I remove config files for synaptic, since 'apt-get purge' didn't work. I want to remove synaptic config files, so that on reinstall there is no custom filter created by me.

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    Re: How to delete "Synaptic Package Manager" config files?

    The easy way is to install ubuntu-tweak which has a package cleaner that also purges config files.
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    Re: How to delete "Synaptic Package Manager" config files?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enigmapond View Post
    The easy way is to install ubuntu-tweak which has a package cleaner that also purges config files.
    How to do that manually since I don't like installing many software? Also why "apt-get purge" is not working?

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    Re: How to delete "Synaptic Package Manager" config files?

    apt-get purge <file name> will delete the programme and all config files from the original file. If there are dependencies they would need to be listed separately..
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    Re: How to delete "Synaptic Package Manager" config files?

    OR

    Code:
    dpkg -l | awk '/^rc/{ print $2}' | sudo xargs dpkg --purge
    This will purge all orphaned configs....just found it.

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    Re: How to delete "Synaptic Package Manager" config files?

    Quote Originally Posted by Enigmapond View Post
    apt-get purge <file name> will delete the programme and all config files from the original file. If there are dependencies they would need to be listed separately..
    Tried this but didn't work.

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    Re: How to delete "Synaptic Package Manager" config files?

    I created a custom filter and found it in /root/.synaptic/filters. Remove that file and it appears to remove any custom filters. To be on the safe side, you could also try moving it out of that folder rather than delete it.
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