liquorix cruft not being removed
Snowhog
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damentz -

I created two files this evening that identify LOADS of cruft from previous liquorix kernel installations that did not get removed by smxi when I unistalled them.

I'm sure that all this cruft can be removed - it's all associated with .30 and earlier liquorix kernel installs.

h2-gw should be made aware of this, unless he already is, that smxi isn't removing everything associated with your kernels when using the kernel remover option.
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damentz
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Most likely they are in the /lib/modules/ folder. If you create any files there, they do not disappear when the packages are removed.

smxi can probably include a tool to identify which kernel folders in /lib/modules/ are unnecessary anymore and remove them, ask h2 and see what he thinks.

dpkg only removes the files that it placed, that's probably why it appears that cruft accumulates.
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techAdmin
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it should be removing /lib/modules cruft but I'll make sure that works for liquorix kernels too.

:: Code ::
if [ ! -e "/boot/vmlinuz-$kernelToRemove" ];then
      rm -rf /lib/modules/$kernelToRemove
      rm -rf /usr/src/linux-headers-$kernelToRemove
   fi


yes, it's there, last step in the kernel remover in smxi.

Now, note, if you mistakenly thought kernel-remover from sidux actually cleans up kernels, that's false, and is a big reason I implemented a native smxi one instead.

So if you used kernel-remover to dump stuff you'd need to do some manual cleanup after.
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damentz
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Ah, that's awesome. I'm really down to earth and purged my kernels with simple lines like apt-get purge .*1.dmz.3 and etc.

I'll try smxi next time going forward and see if I can initiate some good habits :D
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Snowhog
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Got it all straightened out last in #smxi with the help of all you outrageous dudes. Turns out to have been the result of a previously 'failed' kernel install. Anyway, it's all cleaned up. Life is good.
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