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In ubuntu, I did these commands:

sudo apt-get install build-essential vala-desktop-agnostic checkinstall
sudo apt-get build-dep avant-window-navigator

How can i un-apt-get, or uninstall the packages it pulls in?

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First your remove the packages with remove or purge

sudo apt-get purge build-essential vala-desktop-agnostic checkinstall
sudo apt-get purge ....

Then you remove now unneeded dependencies

sudo apt-get autoremove

In the case of build-dep you will have to figure out manually which packages are build-dependencies of avant-window-manager. Synaptic will tell you that.

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apt-get remove should do the trick, apt-get purge if you want to dump the config files as well.

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Also, "apt-get autoremove" to remove packages that was installed as a dependency, but uninstalled everything that depends on it. –  petersohn May 21 '10 at 6:51
    
apt-get --purge remove packagename –  Shiki May 21 '10 at 6:54
    
yeah, but if you apt-get remove it'll tell you about autoremove ;) –  Journeyman Geek May 21 '10 at 7:31

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