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Old 04-20-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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deinstall option?

When I run "dpkg --get-selections", I see a few programs that have next to it, "deinstall". what does that mean?
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depending on what you are doing, but it could be that the dpackage is resolving dependencies and some of what you have on the system might be older and need to be removed in order to install the newer vs.
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hm. i know that those programs that have that listed, I tried uninstalling, by doing a sudo apt-get remove programName. Would a bad uninstall, or using this command, have caused this?
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deinstall means the package is not installed but its configuration files are still installed. To remove them, try 'dpkg --purge pkgname'.

You can view the files associated with a package with 'dpkg -L pkgname'.

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Old 04-20-2013, 06:24 PM   #5
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ok - thanks!


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