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Old 08-24-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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Synaptic: "removal" vs. "complete removal"


In Synaptic Package Manager, one can mark a program for "removal" or for "complete removal." When would I not want to "completely" remove it?
 
Old 08-24-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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"complete removal" removes not only software in question but also configuration files for it. Use it when you are sure you won't be re-installing and wishing to keep the same configuration.
 
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I use it on any old (Ubuntu) kernel to make sure all the modules get trashed as well.
 
  


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