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I have recently downloaded Adobe Reader for Linux from their website and run it using dpkg -i ...... I actually downloaded i386 version and my laptop is 64-bit. It then gave an error as:

package management system damaged.

I searched on this website and fixed it using sudo apt-get -f install. Then the Adobe Reader got installed. But now I want to uninstall it.

I tried running:

sudo apt-get remove adobereader-enu
sudo apt-get autoremove adobereader-enu

But it was of no use.

I went to the home folder and removed .adobe folder (this was hidden). But still it didn't get uninstalled.

I manually tried to remove the .config files of adobe, even then it was not uninstalled.

How can I get rid it?

(This topic is similar to other threads, but I tried the methods given in those threads, but I couldn't uninstall the Reader).

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marked as duplicate by RolandiXor Apr 20 '13 at 17:36

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Possible duplicate? –  fossfreedom Apr 20 '13 at 16:01
@Aditya that would be this one: askubuntu.com/questions/109445 –  onse Apr 20 '13 at 16:14

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You should also be able to remove it from Synaptics Package Manager. Type "adobe reader" in the search; then right click "Mark for removal" then "Apply". Otherwise it should be easily located with Origin -> Local.

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  • Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T).
  • Run the following commands:

    sudo apt-get purge adobereader-enu
    sudo apt-get autoremove
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When I try the first command, it says "E:unable to locate package adobereader-enu". –  hatter Apr 20 '13 at 17:49
after adobe press tab to see which packages are installed –  Hojat Taheri Apr 20 '13 at 18:00
Nothing happens after pressing tab. –  hatter Apr 21 '13 at 6:49
so it is removed completely, run sudo apt-get autoremove –  Hojat Taheri Apr 21 '13 at 7:39

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