I am pretty new to Ubuntu. Recently, I had some problems with Skype. So I uninstalled/re-installed it. And the problem was solved. I also decided to get rid of the little message/mail indicator on top because I did not want/need it.
I followed the command information I found on the forum. And the indicator went away. So far so good.
Then I pressed apt-get autoremove and got the following:
alan@alan-Latitude-D530:~$ sudo apt-get autoremove [sudo] password for alan: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: libaudio2:i386 libavahi-client3:i386 libavahi-common-data:i386 libavahi-common3:i386 libcups2:i386 libdatrie1:i386 libdbusmenu-qt2:i386 libfontconfig1:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libgcrypt11:i386 libgnutls26:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 libice6:i386 libjpeg-turbo8:i386 libjpeg8:i386 libk5crypto3:i386 libkeyutils1:i386 libkrb5-3:i386 libkrb5support0:i386 liblcms1:i386 libmng1:i386 libmysqlclient18:i386 libp11-kit0:i386 libqt4-dbus:i386 libqt4-declarative:i386 libqt4-network:i386 libqt4-script:i386 libqt4-sql:i386 libqt4-sql-mysql:i386 libqt4-xml:i386 libqt4-xmlpatterns:i386 libqtcore4:i386 libqtgui4:i386 libqtwebkit4:i386 libsm6:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386 libtasn1-3:i386 libthai0:i386 libtiff4:i386 libxi6:i386 libxrender1:i386 libxss1:i386 libxt6:i386 libxv1:i386 mysql-common skype-bin:i386 sni-qt:i386 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 48 to remove and 0 not upgraded. After this operation, 118 MB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
This was also confirmed at Ubuntu Tweak Janitor, where it says I have 48 unneeded, unnecessary packages that can/should be removed. IT ALSO HAS A SMALL RED CIRCLE BEFORE THIS!! This sure looks like a beware/warning sign to me!!!
My question is: should I get rid of this stuff or did I press a wrong button somewhere, In which case, if I get rid of this stuff will my computer crash and burn! This has happened before!!! Should I worry or is everything ok and I can remove this stuff. To do or not to do: that is the question! If it is really dangerous to eliminate this stuff, then how would I fix Ubuntu Teak Janitor and autoremove at the terminal so I don't get these messages?