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Month: March 2020

[FIXED] Re: autoremove removed TDE widgets

From: "D. R. Evans" <doc.evans@...>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2020 10:18:42 -0700
D. R. Evans wrote on 3/3/20 8:11 AM:
> I thought it was perfectly safe to execute "apt autoremove", which I was under
> the impression simply cleaned up old, unused .deb files. Apparently I was
> wrong, in a major way :-(
> After executing autoremove and rebooting, my TDE desktop is missing all the
> widgets that used to be on the desktop and in the panels. Worse, I can't find
> them to re-add them to the desktop/panel any more. To give just one example, I
> used to run superkaramba; now it can't be found anywhere and I can't add it to
> the panel.
> What do I need to do to get back my wonderful, functional desktop?
> That's the last time I trust "autoremove" to do the right thing....

I think I have all of them back, although, weirdly, some of them look
different now. autoremove seems to have quite happily removed some of the
actual installed binaries, not just no-longer-used .deb files. I had to
manually reinstall a bunch of TDE-related packages that the system regarded as
no longer installed (although, weirdly, the .deb files were still around and
did not need to be re-downloaded).