I ran apt-get install gnome-terminal and apt-get install gnome-desktop on my linux box. It was just a command line box before that. Both of these things had like around 100mb of files to install - I guess dependencies?

Anyhow, I then ran apt-get remove for both of them and it only remove like a few megabytes. So I suppose it left the dependencies on the system? How can I remove all the other stuff that was installed with them?


Run apt-get autoremove to remove all packages that were marked as automatically installed, and that are no longer used by any package that's marked as manually installed.

  • wow this is very helpful to know! – cwd Jun 12 '11 at 0:39

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