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newbiesforever 08-24-2008 07:20 PM

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?

klearview 08-24-2008 07:40 PM

"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.

syg00 08-24-2008 08:31 PM

I use it on any old (Ubuntu) kernel to make sure all the modules get trashed as well.

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