can I use computer janitor to remove a deb package with out it taking the program off the computer

Asked by david1912 on 2009-07-30

I want to make some space on my hard drive and would like to know if I use computer janitor to remove a deb package. Will it take the program off my computer and then the program that the package was for stop working after it do this,



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Best Knuth Gurkasch (sinn3r) said : #1

It will only remove packages, that are no longer useful for your system, e.g. when they were installed as dependency for a program you installed.

It is not going to remove programs (or their dependencies) you explicit installed.

Of course, it is just a program and isn't unfailing, so take a good look at the list before cleaning up.

Further infos: 'man computer-janitor'

david1912 (david1912) said : #2

Thanks alll for solving my problem for me so fast.