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How do I remove Mono from my Ubuntu installation?

Which applications depend on Mono? Could you suggest me some alternatives?

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why do you want to remove Mono? –  Gaurav Butola Nov 12 '10 at 18:24
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Just a personal preference. –  sudobash Nov 12 '10 at 18:26
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10.04

First Things First: The list of applications that will be removed if you remove Mono:

  • Tomboy
  • gBrainy (I'm not sure if an alternative exists)
  • Docky
  • Gnome Do
  • Banshee
  • F-Spot

Alternative Applications:

  • Tomboy alternative:

    GNote Install gnote: sudo apt-get install gnote

  • Docky alternatives:

    Avant Window Navigator Install avant-window-navigator: sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

    Cairo Dock Install cairo-dock: sudo apt-get install cairo-dock

  • Gnome Do alternative:

    Kupfer Install kupfer: sudo apt-get install kupfer

  • Banshee alternatives:

    Clementine Music Player: http://www.clementine-player.org/

    Rhythmbox Install rhythmbox: sudo apt-get install rhythmbox

    Exaile Install exaile: sudo apt-get install exaile

    Amarok Install amarok(KDE application): sudo apt-get install amarok

  • F-Spot alternatives:

    Shotwell Install shotwell: sudo apt-get install shotwell

    Digikam Install digikam(KDE application): sudo apt-get install digikam


Mono Removal:

  1. Make a backup of all your data associated with Mono applications.

  2. sudo apt-get purge libmono* libgdiplus cli-common libglitz-glx1 libglitz1

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+1. Maybe it's worth mentioning, that only Tomboy and gbrainy are installed by default (+Banshee in Ubuntu 11.04). –  htorque Nov 12 '10 at 18:29
    
Basket is a nice KDE-replacement for Tomboy –  txwikinger Nov 12 '10 at 20:21
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mono-runtime is the base package. Uninstall it and all the dependent packages will be removed –  Manish Sinha Apr 15 '12 at 18:00
    
Ouch! Synaptic shows that Pinta requires mono. –  user25656 Apr 16 '12 at 5:12
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12.04

For Ubuntu 12.04 if you want to remove the complete mono packages you need to remove mono-runtime

sudo apt-get purge mono-runtime

This is the base package and should recursively remove all packages which need it

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I'm getting this errors on Ubuntu Saucy: askubuntu.com/q/382298/62483 –  Lucio Nov 26 '13 at 6:01
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