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(13.04) I downloaded and installed a program from the internet (.bundle), but it crashes every time I try to run it.

  • I can't find it in the software centre
  • It doesn't have an "uninstall" option in the dash
  • sudo apt-get remove v + Tab doesn't list it
  • dpkg --list doesn't show it either

I need to uninstall it and try installing a different version, but how do I find it?

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Search for uninstallation procedure of that bundle. For example, VMWare and Oracle have their own installation managers. – Danatela Jul 16 '13 at 7:48
Thank you @Danatela, this has fixed my issue. – plaguedoctor Jul 16 '13 at 7:53
@Danatela You should post your comment as an answer since has fixed the problem. – Radu Rădeanu Jul 16 '13 at 8:23
@Radu, I'm not sure if this would be helpful for others, because OP did not clarify the bundle's name. – Danatela Jul 16 '13 at 8:27
@Danatela heck I would have expected to at least see HOW it was installed. Since that will also answer how to remove it. – Rinzwind Jul 16 '13 at 8:30
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OK, there is no bundle name provided, so I will be general. If you installed something from Internet using .bundle or .run package, you have to search in Internet the right way to remove that package. For example, VMWare and Oracle have their own installation managers.

Some common uninstallation procedures for famous packages:

NVidia drivers (in case you have installed it through .run package)

Here is the original answer. Just run sudo --uninstall.

ATI drivers

Here is the original answer. Run sudo sh /usr/share/ati/

Oracle Universal Installer


Note that ORACLE_HOME must contain path to Oracle Home directory.

VMWare Workstation

Taken from there. Run vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation.

Sources package

In package home directory, run sudo make uninstall.

But in most cases, it is better to search for the distribution-provided package or for package in PPA. The exclusion is Calibre, which recommends install itself using Python script. And it's uninstallation procedure is pretty simple:

sudo rm -rf /opt/calibre/*

Hope it helps.

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