I want to sort out some preinstalled programs, but when a package depends on the package I want to remove, it only gets marked for removal, not complete removal, so I have to mark all of them for complete removal manually. Is there a way to automate it, maybe a setting I missed?


Open the Preferences (from the Settings menu), and select “Completely” in the “Removal of packages” drop-down:

Synaptic preferences dialog

This will cause packages which are automatically selected for removal to be selected for complete removal.

  • It's already set to "completely". – Fabian Röling May 25 '18 at 10:33

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