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removing libraries after uninstallation

I removed abiword, from software center, and did autoremove and autoclean. I wanted to upgrade my system and it shows that Libabiword and abiword-common needs to be upgraded. I was surprised to see ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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How can I uninstall Adobe acroread when nothing else works?

I have checked all similar questions. None of them offer a working solution in my case. This is not a duplicate. Here are the details of my unique situation: $ acroread This causes Adobe Acrobat ...
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xserver-common-lts-raring problem [duplicate]

(Reading database ... 342238 files and directories currently installed.) Removing xserver-common-lts-raring ... Removing 'diversion of /usr/lib/xorg/protocol.txt to /usr/lib/xorg/protocol-precise.txt ...
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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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Manually Uninstall GDAL

I followed a ./configure, make, make install approach when I originally installed GDAL on my Ubuntu machine, but now I want to upgrade to 1.10. Unfortunately, I want to use apt to perform the ...
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I am trying to uninstall a version of PCRE, but doing so prompts the deletion of >1GB of files

I just installed Ubuntu, and I'm trying to get all the dependencies for wxwidgets, which depends on glib, which suggests a build of pcre version 8.13 or greater. I had used sudo apt-get libpcre3 ...
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remove package with apt-get or dpkg [duplicate]

I am just wondering if I want to remove a package from my system say google-chome-stable, i have two ways of doing it: sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable and dpkg -r google-chrome-stable ...
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Dependencies still exist in “dpkg -l” after running “apt-get remove dependencies-names”

I suspected that installing xfce4 cause some issues in Ubuntu so I removed them using apt-get remove xfce4 xfce4-goodeis. But when I ran 'dpkg -l' I still can see some libraries and packages for ...
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2answers
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How do I uninstall Lightworks?

This is what I have tried so far: $ sudo apt-cache search lightworks lightworks - Hollywood-strength editing for everyone $ sudo apt-get --purge remove "lightworks - Hollywood-strength editing ...
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1answer
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E: Error, pkgProblemResolver::Resolve generated breaks while uninstalling Mono

I re-installed mono-runtime due to this error and it is solved. But now I want to uninstall it (but in Ubuntu 13.10). So this is what happens: hogar@hogar-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get purge mono-runtime ...
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How to completely remove my emacs?

I downloaded Emacs source files, and installed it using make. After installing Emacs successfully, I manually removed the downloaded source files to save disk space. Now I want to remove Emacs and I ...
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1answer
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How to remove synaptic without installing all the unwanted packages?

I am trying to uninstall synaptic. I prefer using apt-get and other command line tools to manage my packages. So I do not need synaptic and the software manager. I'm trying to remove both of them ...
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Ubuntu 12.10/ kubuntu not starting after I used a command sudo apt-get remove --purge cairo*

It has deleted everything and now when I switch the PC on. a black screen appears saying HW activator, start and all. I have tried to recover boot, but it has helped. http://paste.ubuntu.com/6230749. ...
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Accidentally removed every package containing text “win”

I am a novice Linux user and accidentally uninstalled a lot of packages. I was attempting to do a clean install of Wine using the advice on this help page: How do you uninstall wine 1.5? and before I ...
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Problem removing apcupsd package from Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed apcupsd package from my system and then decided to remove it. When I try to remove it it fails.Below is some info: > uname -a Linux 3.5.0-26-generic #42~precise1-Ubuntu ...
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1answer
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How to undo Apt actions

Some times I manually install some '.deb' files using dpkg -i *.deb and the apt get broken. So I want to undo last (sometime more) operation. How can I do it
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How to reslove Unmet dependencies ? can not install or remove packages/software

$sudo apt-get -f install google-chrome-stable I tried to install java in ubuntu but it's not successfully installed but after that when i am trying to install/remove any other package/soft. every ...
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2answers
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Removing earlier versions of installed package?

apt-cache show firefox | grep Version and apt-cache show chromium-browser | grep Version in terminal is showing this output: I guess, I've four versions of firefox and two versions of ...
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1answer
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Apt-get dist-upgrade wants to destroy my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

This morning I have issued a command I use fairly often: apt-get dist-upgrade Usually it finds little to do, some times it will replace the kernel and headers. With my great surprise today it ...
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1answer
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How do the various APT package removal commands differ?

What's the difference between these commands? sudo apt-get autoremove --purge packagenames sudo apt-get remove --purge packagenames sudo apt-get purge purge packagenmaes sudo apt-get remove ...
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How to find and fix broken packages

I was under the impression that Ubuntu used Debian's package management system, so that to find broken packages, all I needed to do was type: sudo debsums --changed which would give me installed ...
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Cannot remove/upgrade/purge libreoffice

I've run into some trouble while I was trying to update my packages. I did sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade All went okay but there was some error from libreoffice. I dont need any ...
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1answer
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install/remove list of packages from command line with apt-get

I'm writing a Makefile for our team to be able to set up a local environment with all of the software they need to install packages, etc so that they can develop quickly without having to figure out ...
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1answer
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How to remove orphaned files and residues

I'm using 12.04 LTS. After uninstalling unwanted packages using purge and autoremove commands I still have orphaned files in system / home directory (configuration and cache files mostly). Just to ...
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1answer
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Uninstall build dependencies using apt-get

To install the build dependencies of some software, we use command $ sudo apt-get build-dep XXXX What to do in case we want to remove those packages only, those dependency packages installed by ...
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1answer
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Completely removing a package

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 ...
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Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command?

I installed Carpadio on my Xubuntu install (a Live USB), which then pulled like over 50 packages from, I suppose, the Ubuntu side of the repository. Now I would like to undo this. However for all my ...
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What is the Difference Between `apt-get purge` and `apt-get remove`? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is there any difference between sudo apt-get purge <package-name> and sudo apt-get remove ...
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Can't install a dependency?

I've been trying to install 'boot-repair' but it keeps saying: The following packages have unmet dependencies: Depends: boot-sav (>= 3.196) but 3.196~ppa3~quantal is to be installed E: ...
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1answer
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apt-get failed install of libg15, all package management is failing

I was trying to get my Logitech G510 keyboard's back-lights working so I went into the Synaptic Package Manager and marked LibG15, G15daemon, and all the other associated packages. Synaptic reported ...
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1answer
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Blacklisting grub packages from installing

I am trying to block GRUB packages from being installed (after having purged them). The problem is virtually identical to Blacklisting packages from installing and even involves GRUB which is exactly ...
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apt: ureadahead will be reprofiled on next reboot

I typed this command to remove a package and related configuration files: sudo apt-get --purge remove supervisor The command ended without errors but I got this message: ureadahead will be ...
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1answer
781 views

apt-get problem while installing , removing and updating [duplicate]

I tried to install ZTE's software for mobile broadband but it got error while installing itself. Now I was ok with the network-manager which itself detects my USB modem. But, everytime while ...
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2answers
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Trying to install java JDK every time I install/remove anything

I have installed java JDK following this tutorial: http://www.duinsoft.nl/packages.php?t=en The installation was ok but every time I install or uninstall anything, I get this message: ...
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3answers
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Why removing gnome-core does not remove all of it's dependencies?

I installed gnome-core package on Ubuntu (minimal version for the beagle bone) and it was almost 600mb. However, when I try to un-install it using sudo apt-get autoremove gnome-core It removes ...
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How do I delete files in /usr?

I have filled my disk but can see games in /usr that I could delete but can't see how to do it. I am not a computer buff and have no idea what a terminal is.
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Corrupt Pidgin - Unable to remove

I recently installed Pidgin and tried to install pidgin-facebookchat. Ubuntu software center now says that pidgin is corrupt so I press repair but nothing gets fixed. I've tried sudo apt-get purge ...
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1answer
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Removing Samba Error

I am having a problem with Samba package. So I did the following to remove it, and got some errors. # sudo apt-get --purge remove samba-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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1answer
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How to resolve - dpkg error : old pre-removal script returned error exit status 102

I am unable to install or remove a package on my Ubuntu 10.04 due to the following error. $ sudo apt-get autoremove Password: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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1answer
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How to uninstall softwares installed with `apt-get`

I am a newbie and followed the instructions of the site: http://sejalivre.org/instalando-o-java-6-update-30-no-ubuntu/ in order to install Java and some proprietary software based on Java on my Ubuntu ...
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3answers
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Removing packages through a list [closed]

I'm running Peppermint OS Two and it uses natty packages. I want to introduce some oneiric packages. As I go along I backup my list of packages and /var/cache/apt/archives. The plan is if I install ...
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1answer
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Removing popularity-contest without trashing the system?

I do want to uninstall the "popularity-contest" package from my system. While I know that I can disable it with $ dpkg-reconfigure popularity-contest it is still a package I want removed. ...
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Does apt-get clean harm your system?

Does cleaning /var/cache/apt/archives by apt-get clean affect installed applications? Is it that the .deb packages there are needed for applications to run properly?
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1answer
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How to uninstall non dependency packages?

How do you find all packages that were manually installed which are not a dependency of any other installed packages?
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1answer
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how to remove dependencies of webmin post apt-get --purge remove

I removed webmin, as I no longer needed it. But I removed it with apt-get --purge remove, thinking it would remove dependencies and simply retrace back what it did during installation. It turns out I ...
2
votes
1answer
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How can I uninstall all the packages I've installed today?

I was trying to get musepack encoder support built into ffmpeg today, and I inadvertently broke a few things but I'm not sure exactly which package I installed which broke them. How can I remove ALL ...
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How can I completely remove xfce4 when apt-get remove --purge doesn't work?

Starting with a Ubuntu server, I wanted a window manager, so I installed xfce4. I used sudo apt-get install xfce4 to do this. To remove it, I used sudo apt-get remove --purge xfce4 which ...
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3answers
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How to cleanly remove a badly installed .deb?

Whenever I try to use dpkg or apt-get, I get the warning: dpkg: warning: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 12674 package 'jarnal': error in Version string 'build901': version number ...
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How to properly remove packages

I would like to uninstall some packages, but I find that after I run the sudo apt-get remove <package-name> command I still have log files or other types of files running around. Is there a way ...