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#1 Postby ooseven » Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:28 pm

I was a ubuntu man and ubuntu tweak was the thing to use to clean out the system that
bleachbit could not. There is a way to clean the old kernels and stuff..

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Re: What terminal command to totally clean mepis? Newbie

#2 Postby joany » Thu Dec 08, 2011 6:58 pm

Something that will totally clean MEPIS? No such thing.

Applications that purport to automatically cleanse or optimize operating systems should be avoided IMO. There are applications that can help eliminate "unnecessary" and "duplicate" files, such as Bleachbit (one that you mentioned), Sweeper, and Komparator. But I would advise using these with caution. Unless you are in a severe crunch for disk space, having extra files spinning around on the HDD will have no detrimental effects on your system.
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Re: What terminal command to totally clean mepis? Newbie

#3 Postby lucky9 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:05 pm

Heck, BleachBit removes more than I like (at its default).
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#4 Postby ooseven » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:06 pm

joany wrote:Something that will totally clean MEPIS? No such thing.

Applications that purport to automatically cleanse or optimize operating systems should be avoided IMO. There are applications that can help eliminate "unnecessary" and "duplicate" files, such as Bleachbit (one that you mentioned), Sweeper, and Komparator. But I would advise using these with caution. Unless you are in a severe crunch for disk space, having extra files spinning around on the HDD will have no detrimental effects on your system.


OK, thank you. will use them only...

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Re: What terminal command to totally clean mepis? Newbie

#5 Postby Danum » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:52 pm

Install aptitude,
In Konsole as root
aptitude search ~c
aptitude purge $(aptitude search ~c -F "%p")
-------------------------------------------------
Delete the apps found, and that will get rid of all the junk.

This is an example of how it works, after doing an upgrade to sid and installing KDE 4.7.
root@dalin1 danum]# aptitude search ~c
c cups-driver-gutenprint - printer drivers for CUPS (transitional package)
c kdebase-data - shared data files for the KDE base applications
c kdebase-runtime-data - shared data files for the KDE base runtime module
c kdebase-workspace-bin - transitional package for kde-workspace-bin
c kdebase-workspace-data - shared data files for the KDE Plasma Workspace
c knm-runtime - KDE NetworkManagement infrastructure runtime files
c libakonadiprivate1 - libraries for the Akonadi PIM storage service
c libavdevice52 - FFmpeg device handling library
c libavfilter1 - FFmpeg video filtering library
c libavformat52 - FFmpeg file format library
c libavutil49 - ffmpeg utility library
c libbind9-60 - BIND9 Shared Library used by BIND
c libboost-filesystem1.42.0 - filesystem operations (portable paths, iteration over directories, etc) in C++
c libboost-iostreams1.42.0 - Boost.Iostreams Library
c libboost-program-options1.42.0 - program options library for C++
c libboost-system1.42.0 - Operating system (e.g. diagnostics support) library
c libdns69 - DNS Shared Library used by BIND
c libdrm-nouveau1 - Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
c libdvbpsi6 - library for MPEG TS and DVB PSI tables decoding and generating
c libebml0 - access library for the EBML format
c libglew1.5 - The OpenGL Extension Wrangler - runtime environment
c libgps19 - Global Positioning System - library
c libgraphite3 - SILGraphite - a "smart font" rendering engine
c libgsf-1-114 - Structured File Library - runtime version
c libicu44 - International Components for Unicode
c libimobiledevice1 - Library for communicating with the iPhone and iPod Touch
c libisc62 - ISC Shared Library used by BIND
c libisccc60 - Command Channel Library used by BIND
c libisccfg62 - Config File Handling Library used by BIND
c libkdcraw8 - RAW picture decoding C++ library (runtime)
c libkdegames5 - libraries and common files for KDE games
c libkephal4a - API for easier handling of multihead systems
c libkexiv2-8 - Qt like interface for the libexiv2 library (runtime)
c libkipi7 - library for apps that want to use kipi-plugins (runtime version)
c libkonq5a - core libraries for Konqueror
c libkwineffects1a - library used by effects for the KDE window manager
c liblwres60 - Lightweight Resolver Library used by BIND
c libmagick++3 - object-oriented C++ interface to ImageMagick
c libmagickcore3 - low-level image manipulation library
c libmagickwand3 - image manipulation library
c libmarblewidget10 - Marble globe widget library
c libmatroska0 - extensible open standard audio/video container format
c libmozjs2d - The Mozilla SpiderMonkey JavaScript library
c libmtp8 - Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) library
c libnotify1 - sends desktop notifications to a notification daemon
c libopencore-amrnb0 - Adaptive Multi Rate speech codec - shared library
c libopencore-amrwb0 - Adaptive Multi-Rate - Wideband speech codec - shared library
c libplasmaclock4b - library for Plasma clocks
c libpoppler-glib4 - PDF rendering library (GLib-based shared library)
c libpostproc51 - FFmpeg video postprocessing library
c libprocesscore4b - library for ksysguard based process view
c libpython2.6 - Shared Python runtime library (version 2.6)
c libraptor1 - Raptor RDF parser and serializer library
c libsdl1.2debian-alsa - Simple DirectMedia Layer (with X11 and ALSA options)
c libsolidcontrol4a - library for Solid based network management
c libsolidcontrolifaces4a - library for Solid based network interface management
c libtar - C library for manipulating tar archives
c libtaskmanager4b - library which provides task management facilities
c libtelepathy-qt4-0 - Telepathy framework - Qt 4 library
c libweather-ion4a - library which provides an interface for weather information services
c libwebkit-1.0-2 - Web content engine library for Gtk+
c xulrunner-1.9.1 - XUL + XPCOM application runner
[root@dalin1 danum]# aptitude purge $(aptitude search ~c -F "%p")
The following packages will be REMOVED:
cups-driver-gutenprint{p} kdebase-data{p} kdebase-runtime-data{p} kdebase-workspace-bin{p} kdebase-workspace-data{p} knm-runtime{p} libakonadiprivate1{p}
libavdevice52{p} libavfilter1{p} libavformat52{p} libavutil49{p} libbind9-60{p} libboost-filesystem1.42.0{p} libboost-iostreams1.42.0{p}
libboost-program-options1.42.0{p} libboost-system1.42.0{p} libdns69{p} libdrm-nouveau1{p} libdvbpsi6{p} libebml0{p} libglew1.5{p} libgps19{p} libgraphite3{p}
libgsf-1-114{p} libicu44{p} libimobiledevice1{p} libisc62{p} libisccc60{p} libisccfg62{p} libkdcraw8{p} libkdegames5{p} libkephal4a{p} libkexiv2-8{p}
libkipi7{p} libkonq5a{p} libkwineffects1a{p} liblwres60{p} libmagick++3{p} libmagickcore3{p} libmagickwand3{p} libmarblewidget10{p} libmatroska0{p}
libmozjs2d{p} libmtp8{p} libnotify1{p} libopencore-amrnb0{p} libopencore-amrwb0{p} libplasmaclock4b{p} libpoppler-glib4{p} libpostproc51{p} libprocesscore4b{p}
libpython2.6{p} libraptor1{p} libsdl1.2debian-alsa{p} libsolidcontrol4a{p} libsolidcontrolifaces4a{p} libtar{p} libtaskmanager4b{p} libtelepathy-qt4-0{p}
libweather-ion4a{p} libwebkit-1.0-2{p} xulrunner-1.9.1{p}
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 62 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n/?] y
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Re: What terminal command to totally clean mepis? Newbie

#6 Postby ooseven » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:45 pm

Danum wrote:Install aptitude,
In Konsole as root
aptitude search ~c
aptitude purge $(aptitude search ~c -F "%p")
-------------------------------------------------
Delete the apps found, and that will get rid of all the junk.

This is an example of how it works, after doing an upgrade to sid and installing KDE 4.7.
root@dalin1 danum]# aptitude search ~c
c cups-driver-gutenprint - printer drivers for CUPS (transitional package)
c kdebase-data - shared data files for the KDE base applications
c kdebase-runtime-data - shared data files for the KDE base runtime module
c kdebase-workspace-bin - transitional package for kde-workspace-bin
c kdebase-workspace-data - shared data files for the KDE Plasma Workspace
c knm-runtime - KDE NetworkManagement infrastructure runtime files
c libakonadiprivate1 - libraries for the Akonadi PIM storage service
c libavdevice52 - FFmpeg device handling library
c libavfilter1 - FFmpeg video filtering library
c libavformat52 - FFmpeg file format library
c libavutil49 - ffmpeg utility library
c libbind9-60 - BIND9 Shared Library used by BIND
c libboost-filesystem1.42.0 - filesystem operations (portable paths, iteration over directories, etc) in C++
c libboost-iostreams1.42.0 - Boost.Iostreams Library
c libboost-program-options1.42.0 - program options library for C++
c libboost-system1.42.0 - Operating system (e.g. diagnostics support) library
c libdns69 - DNS Shared Library used by BIND
c libdrm-nouveau1 - Userspace interface to nouveau-specific kernel DRM services -- runtime
c libdvbpsi6 - library for MPEG TS and DVB PSI tables decoding and generating
c libebml0 - access library for the EBML format
c libglew1.5 - The OpenGL Extension Wrangler - runtime environment
c libgps19 - Global Positioning System - library
c libgraphite3 - SILGraphite - a "smart font" rendering engine
c libgsf-1-114 - Structured File Library - runtime version
c libicu44 - International Components for Unicode
c libimobiledevice1 - Library for communicating with the iPhone and iPod Touch
c libisc62 - ISC Shared Library used by BIND
c libisccc60 - Command Channel Library used by BIND
c libisccfg62 - Config File Handling Library used by BIND
c libkdcraw8 - RAW picture decoding C++ library (runtime)
c libkdegames5 - libraries and common files for KDE games
c libkephal4a - API for easier handling of multihead systems
c libkexiv2-8 - Qt like interface for the libexiv2 library (runtime)
c libkipi7 - library for apps that want to use kipi-plugins (runtime version)
c libkonq5a - core libraries for Konqueror
c libkwineffects1a - library used by effects for the KDE window manager
c liblwres60 - Lightweight Resolver Library used by BIND
c libmagick++3 - object-oriented C++ interface to ImageMagick
c libmagickcore3 - low-level image manipulation library
c libmagickwand3 - image manipulation library
c libmarblewidget10 - Marble globe widget library
c libmatroska0 - extensible open standard audio/video container format
c libmozjs2d - The Mozilla SpiderMonkey JavaScript library
c libmtp8 - Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) library
c libnotify1 - sends desktop notifications to a notification daemon
c libopencore-amrnb0 - Adaptive Multi Rate speech codec - shared library
c libopencore-amrwb0 - Adaptive Multi-Rate - Wideband speech codec - shared library
c libplasmaclock4b - library for Plasma clocks
c libpoppler-glib4 - PDF rendering library (GLib-based shared library)
c libpostproc51 - FFmpeg video postprocessing library
c libprocesscore4b - library for ksysguard based process view
c libpython2.6 - Shared Python runtime library (version 2.6)
c libraptor1 - Raptor RDF parser and serializer library
c libsdl1.2debian-alsa - Simple DirectMedia Layer (with X11 and ALSA options)
c libsolidcontrol4a - library for Solid based network management
c libsolidcontrolifaces4a - library for Solid based network interface management
c libtar - C library for manipulating tar archives
c libtaskmanager4b - library which provides task management facilities
c libtelepathy-qt4-0 - Telepathy framework - Qt 4 library
c libweather-ion4a - library which provides an interface for weather information services
c libwebkit-1.0-2 - Web content engine library for Gtk+
c xulrunner-1.9.1 - XUL + XPCOM application runner
[root@dalin1 danum]# aptitude purge $(aptitude search ~c -F "%p")
The following packages will be REMOVED:
cups-driver-gutenprint{p} kdebase-data{p} kdebase-runtime-data{p} kdebase-workspace-bin{p} kdebase-workspace-data{p} knm-runtime{p} libakonadiprivate1{p}
libavdevice52{p} libavfilter1{p} libavformat52{p} libavutil49{p} libbind9-60{p} libboost-filesystem1.42.0{p} libboost-iostreams1.42.0{p}
libboost-program-options1.42.0{p} libboost-system1.42.0{p} libdns69{p} libdrm-nouveau1{p} libdvbpsi6{p} libebml0{p} libglew1.5{p} libgps19{p} libgraphite3{p}
libgsf-1-114{p} libicu44{p} libimobiledevice1{p} libisc62{p} libisccc60{p} libisccfg62{p} libkdcraw8{p} libkdegames5{p} libkephal4a{p} libkexiv2-8{p}
libkipi7{p} libkonq5a{p} libkwineffects1a{p} liblwres60{p} libmagick++3{p} libmagickcore3{p} libmagickwand3{p} libmarblewidget10{p} libmatroska0{p}
libmozjs2d{p} libmtp8{p} libnotify1{p} libopencore-amrnb0{p} libopencore-amrwb0{p} libplasmaclock4b{p} libpoppler-glib4{p} libpostproc51{p} libprocesscore4b{p}
libpython2.6{p} libraptor1{p} libsdl1.2debian-alsa{p} libsolidcontrol4a{p} libsolidcontrolifaces4a{p} libtar{p} libtaskmanager4b{p} libtelepathy-qt4-0{p}
libweather-ion4a{p} libwebkit-1.0-2{p} xulrunner-1.9.1{p}
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 62 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.
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Well this is what I got:
cevin@Tester:~$ Install aptitude
bash: Install: command not found
cevin@Tester:~$ aptitude search ~c
bash: aptitude: command not found
cevin@Tester:~$ aptitude purge $(aptitude search ~c -F "%p
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Re: What terminal command to totally clean mepis? Newbie

#7 Postby richb » Thu Dec 08, 2011 8:56 pm

The command is apt-get install aptitude in root of course.
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Re: What terminal command to totally clean mepis? Newbie

#9 Postby Danum » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:25 pm

You are used to Ubuntu, Mepis is different in the way you install apps, we do not use sudo we use su,
Open Konsole
type in su and press Enter
enter your root password, then press enter and you will be in root.
apt-get update
when it has updated.
apt-get install aptitude
then
aptitude update
aptitude search ~c
which will give you a list of files if there are any, then enter,
aptitude purge $(aptitude search ~c -F "%p")
to delete any files listed
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Re: What terminal command to totally clean mepis? Newbie

#10 Postby ooseven » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:33 pm

Danum wrote:You are used to Ubuntu, Mepis is different in the way you install apps, we do not use sudo we use su,
Open Konsole
type in su and press Enter
enter your root password, then press enter and you will be in root.
apt-get update
when it has updated.
apt-get install aptitude
then
aptitude update
aptitude search ~c
which will give you a list of files if there are any, then enter,
aptitude purge $(aptitude search ~c -F "%p")
to delete any files listed


Now I got it. Thank you so much Danum


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