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MX Package Installer


Post by arky217 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:19 pm

When you uninstall a package in Synaptic Package Manager, you have a choice
of uninstalling just the application or a complete uninstall including the
configuration files.

When uninstalling a package in MX Package Manager, does it uninstall just the package
or does it also uninstall the configuration files as well ?

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Re: MX Package Installer


Post by dolphin_oracle » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:23 pm

it just does the simple uninstall.
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FYI: mx "test" repo is not the same thing as debian testing repo.

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Re: MX Package Installer


Post by Adrian » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:27 pm

It uses "apt-get remove" not "apt-get purge" so the config files are untouched. This tool was mean, as the title kind of points out, to make it easier to install some specific software, the uninstallation feature was added later on, it's also not meant to replace Synaptic, it's just an addition that doesn't have all the features Synaptic has.

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Re: MX Package Installer


Post by Stevo » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:29 pm

Also remember that any configuration files you have in your home folder will not be removed by apt or Synaptic either, only the system configuration files installed with the package, which are usually somewhere in /etc.

I see that Synaptic can show packages with residual system config files--maybe MX Cleanup could get rid of those files, too?

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