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    remove ubuntu-restricted-extras completely

    Hi,
    I installed ubuntu-restricted-extras package which downloaded and installed like 100+ MB of packages.
    Now I want to remove those packages from my system, but if I

    sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-restricted-extras

    only that package is removed, not the packages that were installed by it.

    How can I remove them?

    TIA.

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    Re: remove ubuntu-restricted-extras completely

    sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-restricted-extras

    Should remove the extras.

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    Re: remove ubuntu-restricted-extras completely

    john@john-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-restricted-extras
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    ubuntu-restricted-extras*
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    After this operation, 32.8kB disk space will be freed.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]?

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    Re: remove ubuntu-restricted-extras completely

    Remove ubuntu-restricted-extras. Then in synaptic under status, you will see a list of packages that are autoremovable. The packages installed by ure that you are not making use of should be listed in there.

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    Re: remove ubuntu-restricted-extras completely

    ubuntu-restricted-extras is just a dummy package. It actually installs the following:

    various gsteamer plugins
    flashplugin-nonfree
    icedtea-gcjwebplugin
    libdvdread3
    liblame0
    msttcorefonts
    unrar

    Uninstall the ones you want.

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    Re: remove ubuntu-restricted-extras completely

    Quote Originally Posted by shae View Post
    Remove ubuntu-restricted-extras. Then in synaptic under status, you will see a list of packages that are autoremovable. The packages installed by ure that you are not making use of should be listed in there.
    I can't find them. How's exactly called that list in synaptic?

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    Re: remove ubuntu-restricted-extras completely

    jimmie@nobody:~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge ubuntu-restricted-extras
    [sudo] password for jimmie:
    E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
    jimmie@nobody:~$
    what do i do from here?

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    Re: remove ubuntu-restricted-extras completely

    You should have started your own thread. Open a terminal and run>
    sudo dpkg --configure -a
    kernel: 4.13.0-39-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0
    Quad core Intel Core i7-3770 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
    [AMD/ATI] Turks PRO [Radeon HD 7570.

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    Re: remove ubuntu-restricted-extras completely

    then just do a,
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove --purge ubuntu-restricted-extras
    ...now this will remove unnecessary packages and its configs, now do as Vivaldi Gloria said...
    Last edited by konqueror7; May 5th, 2009 at 11:34 AM.
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