View Full Version : [newbie] "apt-get remove CRUD" howto?

02-27-2003, 06:54 PM

I just did the hdinstall, and was hoping to be able to select exactly what I want to install.

Unfortunately not. Is there any way I can use apt-get to obtain a list of packages and uninstall some of them?? How (I dont know apt-get too well) and

root@mybox:/# apt-get remove
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


02-27-2003, 09:15 PM
if you're running KDE, there's a program called "Kpackage" that lets you install/uninstall/upgrade packages with a GUI interface. I believe it's located in K-Menu under "System" or "Settings".

As you'll soon find out, though, file dependancies are a bitch. Its one of the things I really miss about Windows: "Add/Remove Programs" in the Control Panel.

Otherwise, if you're a command line junky you can use dselect which is a menu driven interface for dpkg.

Finally, if you're a purist, you can get a list of all the packages installed using the following command:

dpkg -l | more

02-27-2003, 10:34 PM
Thank you,

"dpkg -l" is just what I was looking for....

actually I also discovered some of the smaller distributions, here on www.knoppix.net

I might try those if I loose my patience uninstalling :?

See ya