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    Uninstall using synaptic history

    I noticed that synaptic can show the installation history: there is a way to use this list to uninstall packages?
    For example if you install kubuntu-desktop it show all the additional pkg installed to resolve dependencies, it would be nice to be able to use that list to restore the previuos status.

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    Re: Uninstall using synaptic history

    So, aren't there plans to implement this at all? I haven't found anything on Launchpad.

    But I think it could be useful, don't you?

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    Re: Uninstall using synaptic history

    I think this is an interesting good idea too. Actually what would be useful is to have a column that lists the date when a package was installed. Then you could sort by the 'date installed' column and roll back installs as needed.

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    Re: Uninstall using synaptic history

    If you use aptitude instead of apt-get, it has this functionality. It would be nice if synaptic had this though..

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    Re: Uninstall using synaptic history

    Hmm, how do you uninstall using aptitude's history? So far, I've found the log file at /var/log/aptitude after reading http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=348803

    Also, check out this bug report on Launchpad:Feature: Synaptic Dpkg History
    Last edited by learningcurb; June 6th, 2009 at 04:33 AM.

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    Re: Uninstall using synaptic history

    It might only work if you install the program via aptitude with
    Code:
    sudo aptitude install program
    Then
    Code:
    sudo aptitude remove program
    will remove its dependencies as well.

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    Re: Uninstall using synaptic history

    Hmm, too bad it only works with aptitude. I jump between apt-get and Synaptic depending on what information I want about a package.

    Isn't apt-get autoremove about the same as aptitude's remove, aside from the extra step? Also, I've heard that aptitude can sometimes be too aggressive and break dependencies occasionally, but that may be an old problem that has been fixed by now.

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    Re: Uninstall using synaptic history

    Quote Originally Posted by learningcurb View Post
    Hmm, too bad it only works with aptitude. I jump between apt-get and Synaptic depending on what information I want about a package.

    Isn't apt-get autoremove about the same as aptitude's remove, aside from the extra step? Also, I've heard that aptitude can sometimes be too aggressive and break dependencies occasionally, but that may be an old problem that has been fixed by now.
    Yeah, aptitide does sometimes still have that problem but I pretty much always use it instead of apt-get because it's much better at keeping a clean system.

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