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I have recently corrupted my Gimp installation. When I try apt-get remove gimp it removes it. But when I try to reinstall it fresh from repository, it won't. It just installs it back from local package manager or repository.

I want Gimp completely get rid of, including all settings and configurations so my next install is all fresh like a first time install, so I hope my corrupt Gimp starts working again.

I've even tried using apt-get purge gimp but didn't work.

How is this possible?


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try apt-get clean or apt-get autoclean and then apt-get update all as sudo. Also have you checked that you the correct name for the gimp installation from a fresh repository? – D4nC00per Mar 18 '13 at 20:47
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sudo apt-get clean

Then you can reinstall gimp:

sudo apt-get install gimp

This should clear out the cache.

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Success. But it didn't help my Gimp recover :( I asked a new solution here. – aceph ali Mar 18 '13 at 21:03

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