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Remove packages Ubuntu 12.04

I'm doing a bit of cleaning on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I've noted that when I install a package (via apt-get install packageName), the depends and recommends packages linked at this package are also ...
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Removing only the broken package

So was about to install some packages so I could get programs that I want. And somehow one package got broken, I have no idea how. So now when I try to do sudo apt-get -f install it says broken one ...
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Is there a place or software in ubuntu like controol panel add/remove programs [duplicate]

is there a software or add/remove programs like windows that keeps a list of all installed used programs list on ubuntu. gui is prefered here. so that its easy. we do not have to use terminal.
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dpkg: error processing mfc8500lpr:i386 (--remove)

I uninstalled this package with synaptic but it does not appear to have been completely removed. I used autoremove and the result is below. Reviewed several help requests but non seemed to work. ...
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How do I sort packages

I'm trying to remove some packages that I installed a long time ago but don't need any more, when I type dpkg --get-selection I get a list of all the packages installed in my system, but I need to ...
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Can you Install/ Uninstall ubuntu packages too many times?

A question i would like to ask is: what happens if I uninstall/install a package too many times in ubuntu? for example ejabberd.
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network driver for Atheros AR8161 corrupted

when I was moving my HDD with linux to a new PC I was experiencing some problems with the ethernet network of this PC, i.e., it was not working. After I installed the linux-backport-modules package ...
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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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0answers
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How to remove MediaFire Express package from ubuntu [duplicate]

I have installed MediaFire Express .deb on ubuntu 13.04. and don't know, how to remove it
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1answer
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I missed the removal step after my upgrade from Oneiric to Precise

I have just upgraded my ubuntu form Oneiric to Precise. But unfortunately my PC hanged up, just before I was to start the removal step to remove the unnecessary packages. Hence, after a restart my PC ...
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0answers
43 views

Install a program from a package? [duplicate]

I downloaded a SQLite browser, but it's simply left as a package in my downloads. I've extracted it so now what do I do to install it as a program? New to ubuntu and linux, thanks. Using 12.04 lts ...
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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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uninstall packages using dpkg

I want to uninstall openoffice package and want to do this using single command or regular expression i.e dpkg -r openoffice-org* but dpkg doesnot accept wild cards how can i uninstall all the ...
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1answer
365 views

How to get rid of unwanted software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? Is it possible to undo an apt-get install command? Most of the time when I want to try a new program, the ...
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3answers
212 views

Uninstalling programs/packages

I recently installed tools for android development (eclipse ADT ...) and I installed incorrectly and would like to restart from the beginning. I installed a few packages out of order and I am having ...
0
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0answers
254 views

how to do factory resetting in Ubuntu 12.10?

Is there anyway to do factory resetting in Ubuntu, just like we do in our smart phones? I am in deep trouble to install/uninstall anything which uses gcc. I accidentally uninstalled gcc, infact ...
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1answer
448 views

How to keep just Xubuntu?

I've installed lubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop on an Ubuntu 12.10 installation. Is there any way to remove the default gnome/unuty programs or at least the applications in the lubuntu-desktop ...
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How to keep only ubuntu-minimal?

How can I remove all packages from Ubuntu and make sure ubuntu-minimal will not be lost?
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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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1answer
35 views

Delete Data on Mednafen

could you tell me to delete data on Mednafen? Uninstalling just only leave the data. not to delete the data, just delete installation. I have a harmful command configuration. that's make me stuck! and ...
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I Cannot install or remove packages

I tried to install the openoffice.org package but it gave an error. Now i cannot repair, remove or install nothing. The Software center of xubuntu gives this error log. Nothing seems to solve this. I ...
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1answer
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Can't download or remove software

Nothing works, whether it's an update, or software, or anything, even on Synaptic. I found another similar thread, and tried that but that didn't work. Synaptic is giving me the following message: ...
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2answers
268 views

Detecting packages that i am not using to uninstall them

I've been using ubuntu for almost four years now. I am pretty sure there are many applications and packages i never use (like empathy, for example) and i would like to know which ones they are. Is ...
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1answer
257 views

How to safely uninstall alternative package version?

Sometime ago, I installed S3TC packages via PPA to get the most updated package version. But now I want to uninstall it and get back the "standard" Ubuntu package version. When I tried to remove it ...
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1answer
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Which is the best method to install/uninstall apps in Ubuntu?

While apps can be installed with the apt-get command, Synaptic Package Manager or Ubuntu Software Centre, can anybody throw some light on which is the best method? I recently installed kubuntu-desktop ...
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Why can't I log in after unistalling Python 2.7 and installing Python 3?

I uninstalled the Python 2.7 package to try and upgrade to Python 3. I uninstalled Python 2.7, and noticed some of my launcher items were completely gone. At this point I had installed Python 3. Now ...
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2answers
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How do I find out which software/packages are installed from the date of installation of ubuntu?

I am about to uninstall Ubuntu entirely and reinstall a fresh copy. Before I do that I want to make a list of software/package that I have installed so far. Any way to list out? Update: The answer ...
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How do I remove or uninstall Deluge?

I upgraded to 12.04 and Deluge broke. I want to remove it and then add it again. How do I remove Deluge? Tried: Searching the Ubuntu Software Centre Failed: The button reads "Install" (but it's ...
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1answer
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remove the ubuntu-desktop package

How does one go about removing the packages installed by ubuntu-desktop. I couldn't imagine going back to that after using LXDE.
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Why apt-get purge wants to install packages while I use --no-download and --no-install-recommends?

I am using Debian but I think this can be easily posted here. I have already uninstalled openoffice packages from my Debian machine but somehow apt-get put abiword in his place. Now I would like to ...
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1answer
191 views

Can I remove some packages with one command?

I want to remove all apache packages from my system (as I am transitioning to lighttpd). I have these installed : monkey@debVirtual:/etc/php5dpkg --get-selections | grep apachee] apache2-doc ...
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3answers
460 views

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
255 views

Is it normal for aptitude to automatically remove packages during an installation?

Usually I install via apt-get or Software Center. For secure delete tools, I installed using aptitude. sudo aptitude install secure-delete aptitude however, removed a whole bunch of packages. ...
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If I build a package from source how can I uninstall or remove completely?

I used source code to build one package such as below: ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc --localstatedir=/var --libexecdir=/usr/lib --with-package-name="Myplugin" ...
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1answer
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What packages did Midori install for it to run that I should uninstall to be completely rid of Midori?

I've installed Midori, tried it, and disliked it, so I've uninstalled it. Problem is, I forgot to keep track of what packages Midori installed along with itself, and since I'm trying to get rid of ...
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1answer
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Can't remove CouchDB

Under 11.04, when I do sudo couchdb -V, I get a response like "couchdb - Apache CouchDB 1.1.1". When I do couchdb -V, without sudo, I get that no package/program like that is installed. I've tried ...
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1answer
245 views

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
165 views

Removing packages installed outside of Software Center [closed]

I installed a driver a while ago and now need to remove it to be able to install a new driver. The new driver is compatible with Software Center but will not install saying it cannot co-exist with the ...
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2answers
648 views

I can't remove a package - what should I do?

I'm trying to remove libavcodec52 package but it won't work. If I try through Software Central it just tells me it didn't work and to check my internet conection. If I try it at the terminal, this ...
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1answer
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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 ...
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1answer
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How do I remove manually installed packages?

I have followed this tutorial http://www.openldap.org/doc/admin24/quickstart.html on installing OpenLDAP, but now I want to remove it. I'm not sure which command should I use for that. Can somebody ...