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I tried doing this:

 sudo dpkg -P package_name sun-java6-bin

and it gives me this

dpkg: warning: there's no installed package matching package_name
dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of sun-java6-bin:
 sun-java6-jre depends on sun-java6-bin (>= 6.26-1lucid1) | ia32-sun-java6-bin (>= 6.26-1lucid1); however:
  Package sun-java6-bin is to be removed.
  Package ia32-sun-java6-bin is not installed.
dpkg: error processing sun-java6-bin (--purge):
 dependency problems - not removing
Errors were encountered while processing:

What should I do now?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can paste this on terminal: sudo apt-get purge sun-java6-jre sun-java6-bin

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Or you can use aptitude, which I have found to be better at solving dependency problems. – LassePoulsen Aug 11 '11 at 9:46
I upvote for aptitude too, but you will have to install it first because since 11.04 it doesn't come from default. – desgua Aug 11 '11 at 14:57

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