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    Removing & Deleting a package

    I have installed a package from the add/remove programs. Now suppose if i want to remove the program along with deleting all the packages that may have been installed in the /var/cache/apt/archives due to this program.

    In other words i want to delete this program from my computer completely.
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    Re: Removing & Deleting a package

    Hum, sudo apt-get remove --purge yourprogram ?

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    Re: Removing & Deleting a package

    Go to Synaptic packages manager at system -> preferences.

    Then search for you program and mark it for complete removing.


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    Re: Removing & Deleting a package

    sudo apt-get autoremove applicationname --purge

    is what I usually use.

    You could use synaptic and it's "completely remove package" option to do so, if you prefer an GUI instead of CLI.

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    Re: Removing & Deleting a package

    i always do (after uninstalling)
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean
    and
    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    that's all you need.

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