I'm using Linux Mint 11 (will upgrade soon), and I've noticed that, even though I don't have any
python2.6 packages installed with
apt, there's a bunch of residual
python2.6 files scattered around my drive, including, but not limited to, dist-packages in
/usr/lib/python2.6 and various
Is there any way to test if these files are still being used?
I'm tempted to
sudo rm -rf the lot of them, but I'm scared it'll break stuff.
Also, does anyone have any idea where these files could have come from? I believe I had
python2.6 installed once upon a time, but I made sure to
--purge them, so there shouldn't be any trace of them left, right?
EDIT: after using a quick script to check all of the files, it appears most of them belong to important packages, so I won't try weeding out the few which I know are probably useless. Although I am curious why so many packages have python2.6 files when I don't even have it installed.
These files are not associated with any packages and I'm not sure if they are safe to remove:
/usr/bin/ipython2.6 /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/distribute-0.6.15.egg-info /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/easy_install.py /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/IPython /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/ipython-0.10.1.egg-info /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/setuptools /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/setuptools.egg-info /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/setuptools.pth /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/site.py /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/wx.pth /usr/local/lib/python2.6 /usr/local/lib/python2.6/dist-packages /usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-packages /usr/share/man/man1/ipython2.6.1.gz