Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I would like to uninstall gmusic browser from my xubuntu installation. I find it does not meet my playback requirements. How do I go about this?

share|improve this question
How did you install it? – Mitch Sep 10 '12 at 6:00
Hello, Mitch. It came with the xubuntu desktop which I run in Ubuntu 12.04. – Marundu Muturi Sep 10 '12 at 6:04
up vote 2 down vote accepted

To remove gmusic browser.

Open terminal and run sudo apt-get remove --purge gmusicbrowser

share|improve this answer
Thanks, deav2! The command worked! – Marundu Muturi Sep 11 '12 at 5:18

Just open a terminal and type this command:

 sudo apt-get autoremove gmusicbrowser

You can also use --purge option after apt-get to also remove the configuration files of gmusicbrowser.
This will remove package gmusicbrowser, it's dependencies and most probably xubuntu-desktop package. But, don't worry if you see xubuntu-desktop in the list of removable packages because that package is just a metapackage and removing it does not effect anything in your Xubuntu.

I have executed the command apt-cache depends xubuntu-desktop | grep gmusicbrowser and it shows this line

Recommends: gmusicbrowser

saying, it is only a recommended package, which is not same as Dependency package.

These links may help your more to know about these facts:

share|improve this answer
Thanks, Anwar! It worked! – Marundu Muturi Sep 11 '12 at 5:18
@MarunduMuturi glad to help you. Can you consider accepting the answer? It may help future visitor. Thanks. You can accept it by clicking on the gray tick mark beside the answer – Anwar Shah Sep 11 '12 at 5:50
Removing the xubuntu-desktop package isn't that harmless: if it is missing, upgrades to future versions of the distribution may be problematic due to new packages brought in by the meta package not being installed. – James Henstridge Sep 13 '12 at 4:04

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.