Query on zeitgeist packages

If anyone is using stock Core Zorin 16.2, could you please run System Monitor and scroll down the running services and check if zeitgeist is present - if not, all well and good - suspect it may get installed with Pantheon-Tweaks if you are wanting the elementary OS style desktop.
I mention this as on purging zeitgeist it also wanted to purge a package called:


which gets installed with Pantheon Tweaks!

Why you should be worried about zeitgeist (it used to be in much earlier versions of Zorin/Ubuntu:

When I copied the purge commands as stated in the above article, it reported a 'glob' error so I just used:

sudo apt-get purge zeitgeist
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No Zeitgeist on mine.
Maybe autoremove?

What I've got:

sudo systemctl --type=service # List All Services


accounts-daemon.service loaded active running Accounts Service
acpid.service loaded active running ACPI event daemon
alsa-restore.service loaded active exited Save/Restore Sound Card State
apparmor.service loaded active exited Load AppArmor profiles
binfmt-support.service loaded active exited Enable support for additional executable binary formats
bluetooth.service loaded active running Bluetooth service
clean-mount-point@media-owner-Archive.service loaded active exited Clean the /media/owner/Archive mount point
clean-mount-point@media-owner-Backup.service loaded active exited Clean the /media/owner/Backup mount point
clean-mount-point@media-owner-OldRB.service loaded active exited Clean the /media/owner/OldRB mount point
clean-mount-point@media-owner-Storage.service loaded active exited Clean the /media/owner/Storage mount point
clean-mount-point@media-owner-writable.service loaded active exited Clean the /media/owner/writable mount point
clean-mount-point@media-owner-Zorin\x20OS\x2016.2\x20Core\x2064bit.service loaded active exited Clean the /media/owner/Zorin OS 16.2 Core 64bit mount point
console-setup.service loaded active exited Set console font and keymap
cpufrequtils.service loaded active exited LSB: set CPUFreq kernel parameters
cron.service loaded active running Regular background program processing daemon
cups-browsed.service loaded active running Make remote CUPS printers available locally
cups.service loaded active running CUPS Scheduler
dbus.service loaded active running D-Bus System Message Bus
drive-readahead.service loaded active exited drive-readahead.service
driveled-remap.service loaded active exited driveled-remap.service
gdm.service loaded active running GNOME Display Manager
irqbalance.service loaded active running irqbalance daemon
keyboard-setup.service loaded active exited Set the console keyboard layout
kmod-static-nodes.service loaded active exited Create list of static device nodes for the current kernel
lm-sensors.service loaded active exited Initialize hardware monitoring sensors
loadcpufreq.service loaded active exited LSB: Load kernel modules needed to enable cpufreq scaling
NetworkManager.service loaded active running Network Manager
nohang-desktop.service loaded active running Sophisticated low memory handler
polkit.service loaded active running Authorization Manager
rsyslog.service loaded active running System Logging Service
rtkit-daemon.service loaded active running RealtimeKit Scheduling Policy Service
setvtrgb.service loaded active exited Set console scheme
systemd-backlight@backlight:amdgpu_bl0.service loaded active exited Load/Save Screen Backlight Brightness of backlight:amdgpu_bl0
systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-D7D8\x2d5AED.service loaded active exited File System Check on /dev/disk/by-uuid/D7D8-5AED
systemd-journal-flush.service loaded active exited Flush Journal to Persistent Storage
systemd-journald.service loaded active running Journal Service
systemd-logind.service loaded active running Login Service
systemd-modules-load.service loaded active exited Load Kernel Modules
systemd-networkd.service loaded active running Network Service
systemd-random-seed.service loaded active exited Load/Save Random Seed
systemd-remount-fs.service loaded active exited Remount Root and Kernel File Systems
systemd-resolved.service loaded active running Network Name Resolution
systemd-sysctl.service loaded active exited Apply Kernel Variables
systemd-sysusers.service loaded active exited Create System Users
systemd-timesyncd.service loaded active running Network Time Synchronization
systemd-tmpfiles-setup-dev.service loaded active exited Create Static Device Nodes in /dev
systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service loaded active exited Create Volatile Files and Directories
systemd-udev-settle.service loaded active exited udev Wait for Complete Device Initialization
systemd-udev-trigger.service loaded active exited udev Coldplug all Devices
systemd-udevd.service loaded active running udev Kernel Device Manager
systemd-update-utmp.service loaded active exited Update UTMP about System Boot/Shutdown
systemd-user-sessions.service loaded active exited Permit User Sessions
udisks2.service loaded active running Disk Manager
ufw.service loaded active exited Uncomplicated firewall
unattended-upgrades.service loaded active running Unattended Upgrades Shutdown
upower.service loaded active running Daemon for power management
user-runtime-dir@1000.service loaded active exited User Runtime Directory /run/user/1000
user@1000.service loaded active running User Manager for UID 1000
wpa_supplicant.service loaded active running WPA supplicant
zfs-import-scan.service loaded active exited Import ZFS pools by device scanning
zfs-load-module.service loaded active exited Install ZFS kernel module
zfs-mount.service loaded active exited Mount ZFS filesystems
zfs-share.service loaded active exited ZFS file system shares
zfs-volume-wait.service loaded active exited Wait for ZFS Volume (zvol) links in /dev
zfs-zed.service loaded active running ZFS Event Daemon (zed)
zsys-commit.service loaded active exited Mark current ZSYS boot as successful

No zeitgeist nor any libraries associated with it.

I did it the easy way ..... copied the command to my terminal as I'm using Cinnamon DE and not Gnome .....

Worked great .... thanks

Guess it might be because you are using zfs?

What is interesting is Frog found it on his running Cinnamon so wonder if it gets installed with different DE from standard?

Not sure if true that @Frog found it.
I read Frog's screenshot as
"Package 'zeitgeist' is not installed, so not removed"
which to me reads he never had it (unless I missed something :thinking:)


Oops! Hadn't spotted that so it must be associated with Pantheon.