up Your Ubuntu Installation
You have installed a lot
applications, uninstalled them. A lot of times when you
apt-get remove all those dependencies stay behind. There are
a lot that think aptitude is the answer but I have found that when you
aptitude remove an application it removes stuff you don't want removed.
Ubuntu has a few methods that will free up disc space and
make your OS lean and fast.
First thing first
there is a few commands that can clean up your disc.
I will explain them as we go. First command is the
package autoclean. What autoclean does is remove partial
packages from the system. To use autoclean type the following
command in a terminal:
enact the package clean
command. What this commnad does is to clean remove .deb
packages that apt caches when you install/update programs. To
use the clean command type the following in a terminal window:
sudo apt-get clean
You can then use
the autoremove command. What the autoremove
command does is to remove packages installed as dependencies after the
original package is removed from the system. To use
autoremove tye the following in a terminal window:
Next step is to install the gtkOrphan GUI. What gtkorphan
does is to find packages that were once used but no longer have any
purpose. Be careful as to not remove the Gstreamer packages
as they are for mp3 encoder/decoding and DVD playback. Do not
remove them. To install gtkOrphan type the following in a
apt-get install gtkorphan
You will then be
able to use gtkOrphan by going to
System--->Administraion--->Remove orphaned packages.
It is pretty self-explanatory. After you have
completed the recommendations of this article you should have a slick
clean Ubuntu OS.
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cleaning up Ubuntu as well.
I hope this helps.