Deleting non-free Software from Debian GNU/Linux


If you use Debian or Debian based like Ubuntu, you can check if you have installed non-free software via Debian way. By Default Debian does not install it unless you put non-free on your apt repo, so delete it first if it exists.

Install the tool vrms (virtual Richard M. Stallman)

# apt-get install vrms


# aptitude install vrms

Then, delete all non-free software, mandatory if you want to be a 100% Free Software guy, also to make happy RMS :)

# apt-get remove –purge `vrms -s | xargs echo -n && echo`


# aptitude purge `vrms -s | xargs echo -n && echo`

See you!


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