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In Topic: A new issue with Moksha is coming, courtesy of E

Yesterday, 01:08 AM

That is exactly what I mean.

In Topic: A new issue with Moksha is coming, courtesy of E

21 June 2017 - 10:22 PM

Finally with 4.11.6-1-ARCH I can use moksha again.

In Topic: install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

21 June 2017 - 04:42 AM

Mind you I wouldn't take what I am sharing as gospel. It is just my understanding of things.

Re: autoremove

Say you install firefox 45.0.34 (or whatever the full version is). When you do a dist-upgrade and version 46 is installed, the deb file for the earlier version is still sitting on your hard drive taking up space. When you apt-get autoremove, you will see the earlier version deb is deleted.

Re: autoclean

If you install a package/program that requires perl and a week later the program just isn't doing what you want or you find something better, so you remove the program. Perl is still installed but no longer needed on your system. During a dist-upgrade, you will be notified that perl is installed but no longer needed. You will also see mention that using apt-get autoclean will remove packages that are no longer required.

I hope that clears things up for you.

In Topic: install on my wife's laptop - many issues solved

20 June 2017 - 10:35 PM

graywizardlinux, if you question what things do, you can sometimes open a terminal and type man followed by the command you are curious about. In this case I believe you would have to type

man apt-get

or maybe

man autoremove

I can't promise those will work, but, the man command is useful in the command line to learn about commands right there.

To attempt to answer your question what does autoremove do, I believe autoremove just deletes unused deb files. Say you install firefox and then some time in the future it updates, if you run sudo apt-get autoremove, the old firefox deb file will be deleted. There is another command, autoclean. It removes packages that are no longer needed. If you dist-upgrade from the command line, you will sometimes see a list of packages to be installed followed by something like a list of packages preceded by "The following packages are no longer needed. Run apt-get autoclean to remove them."

In Topic: Web Browsers Crashing

19 June 2017 - 12:35 PM

I would second sef's above comment. There is another user that restarted during a hung install and he too is having issues with his install as is.


If you do reinstall and your originally installed updates and hardware drivers during the install, try just installing and then after reboot installing the drivers/updates.