Purge all broken packages on ubuntu

aptitude purge $(dpkg -l|grep ^rc|awk '{ print $2 }')

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2013-01-09 12:29:56

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  • completely remove those packages that leave files in debian / ubuntu marked with rc and not removed completely with traditional tools


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    dpkg -l | grep ^rc | awk '{ print $2}' | xargs apt-get -y remove --purge
    Richzendy · 2013-02-15 01:34:37 0
  • After you install/remove lots of packages, there are many packages marked with 'rc'. This script help you to purge these packages, it will save some spaces from your disk.


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    sudo dpkg --purge `dpkg -l | awk '/^r/{print $2}'`
    elleryq · 2009-02-16 02:18:02 3
  • Upgraded Debian/Ubuntu/etc. systems may have a number of "orphaned" packages which are just taking up space, which can be found with the "deborphan" command. While you could just do "dpkg --purge $(deborphan)", the act of purging orphans will often create more orphans. This command will get them all in one shot.


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    while [ $(deborphan | wc -l) -gt 0 ]; do dpkg --purge $(deborphan); done
    mulad · 2009-02-18 22:31:22 0
  • Purge all configuration files of removed packages Show Sample Output


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    sudo aptitude purge `dpkg --get-selections | grep deinstall | awk '{print $1}'`
    kelevra · 2009-04-28 11:44:04 5

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