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Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
un  libow-php5     <none>                    (no description available)
rc  php-codesniffe 1.3.4-1      all          PHP, CSS and JavaScript coding st
un  php-imlib      <none>                    (no description available)
un  php-kolab-filt <none>                    (no description available)
un  php-openid     <none>                    (no description available)
rc  php-pear       5.4.9-4ubunt all          PEAR - PHP Extension and Applicat
un  php-radius-leg <none>                    (no description available)
un  php-timer      <none>                    (no description available)
un  php-xml-util   <none>                    (no description available)
un  php4-pear      <none>                    (no description available)
rc  php5-cli       5.4.9-4ubunt i386         command-line interpreter for the 
rc  php5-common    5.4.9-4ubunt i386         Common files for packages built f
rc  php5-curl      5.4.9-4ubunt i386         CURL module for php5
un  php5-dev       <none>                    (no description available)
rc  php5-gd        5.4.9-4ubunt i386         GD module for php5
un  php5-gpib      <none>                    (no description available)
un  php5-idn       <none>                    (no description available)
rc  php5-imagick   3.1.0~rc1-1b i386         ImageMagick module for php5
rc  php5-imap      5.4.6-0ubunt i386         IMAP module for php5
rc  php5-intl      5.4.9-4ubunt i386         internationalisation module for p
un  php5-json      <none>                    (no description available)
rc  php5-mcrypt    5.4.6-0ubunt i386         MCrypt module for php5
rc  php5-memcache  3.0.7-2      i386         memcache extension module for PHP
un  php5-mhash     <none>                    (no description available)
rc  php5-ming      1:0.4.4-1.1u i386         Ming module for php5
un  php5-suhosin   <none>                    (no description available)
un  phpapi-2010052 <none>                    (no description available)
un  phpreports     <none>                    (no description available)

how can i get rid of them i have even tried

sudo apt-get remove --purge

..... then naming each of them individually !

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I am using Synaptic package manager which seems to be very good at handling the management of all these packages! –  EdC Nov 24 '13 at 22:06

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