Ubuntu – Clean unwanted files after an incomplete download, Ubuntu 12.04.2


I am currently working on getting eclipse installed on Ubuntu 12.04.2 on a live USB of 4GB with 3000MB as persistence. I used some commands like:

    $ sudo apt-get upgrade
    $ sudo apt-get install cmake
    $ sudo apt-get install iibgtk2.0-dev
    $ make

    $ sudo apt-get install eclipse
    $ sudo apt-get install eclipse eclipse eclipse-cdt

when I was in the process of completing "sudo apt-get install eclipse", some error due to bad internet connection at that particular time and i had to stop the downloading and installing progress of eclipse and I think it must have used some big amount of my usb storage because, now when i try again it with stable internet connection, it is showing some error with "No disk space" and recommends me "sudo apt-get update/upgrade" and doing the same is also of no help.
Can someone please tell me a effective way of removing junk files like the one i mentioned above. Thanks in advance.

Best Answer

  • Try to execute these commands. They will help to clear/fix broken packages and also try to install required library packages needed to run packages efficiently:

    1. Fix using Command Line:

      sudo apt-get autoremove
      sudo apt-get --purge remove
      sudo apt-get autoclean
      sudo apt-get clean
      sudo apt-get -f install
    2. Fix using Synaptic Package Manager:

      • Fist install synaptic package manager if you don't have already installed:

        sudo apt-get install synaptic
      • Then open synaptic package manager -> click Custom Filters down-left -> click Broken top-left, it will list all broken packages try to all broken packages. Also if any residual packages are there on more option you will get as residual packages.

    Hope it works for you.

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