Questions about purge or clean remove of applications, kernels, services, etc.

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Desktop background after logging in Ubuntu 12.04

I am new to ubuntu and I don't know what to do in this problem. I wanted to completely uninstall python so i did sudo get-apt purge python in between this process I closed the terminal as I saw ...
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How Do I remove LXDE?

I tried LXDE and I really don't like it so I would like to get rid of it. I installed it by typing: sudo apt-get install lxde and tried to remove it by typing sudo apt-get purge lxde && ...
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Why does apt-get purge dereference links for deletion?

The advantages of not doing so would be: different config files can be managed with links (which would be deleted by apt-get purge deleting the link target and leaving the link in the config ...
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Cannot purge roundup

I was trying to purge roundup, and aptitude has output the following error lines: update-rc.d: /etc/init.d/roundup exists during rc.d purge (use -f to force) dpkg: error processing roundup (--purge): ...
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How to purge my deleted files

I had un-installed a package and deleted all of its files/directories. But still when I locate the package, i can find the deleted files in list while in actual they are not present. I cant access ...
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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 config files of any package

How would I remove the config files of any package, or do apt-get purge and re-install it without removing any of its dependencies? Thanks!
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Libreoffice auto-restores user profile

I encountered a problem with Libreoffice Writer today. The problem is that, when I insert a picture and change the anchor from 'as a character' to 'to a paragraph' I am unable to move the picture from ...
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Is it safe to purge resolvconf if you handle /etc/resolv.conf via puppet?

We have multiple servers running 12.04 LTS and 10.04 LTS with static network settings. Is it safe to purge the package resolvconf if you handle /etc/resolv.conf via puppet?
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Purging nginx didnt delete the configuration files

I just ran sudo apt-get purge nginx sudo apt-get autoremove but the folder /etc/nginx/still exists, with all its content intact. I guess I could rm the folder but that is not the point of my ...
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How to remove Minitube completely to scratch?

I tried to completely remove and re-install Minitube for personal issues and I did it with: sudo apt-get remove --purge minitube-* But after re-installation I got all history and subscriptions ...
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How to purge BAM huawei mobile partner?

It annoying me every startup, now I use wvdial. I can't find it on synaptic package manager.
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KDE Won't Fully Remove

This is NOT a duplicate. The solution in How to remove all traces of KDE installed did NOT work, so please do not mark this as a duplicate (it ruined the last post I made). I am using Unity, but KDE ...
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How can I free up space on my main partition and change target directory of apt-get installations?

Here's the situation: I'm using the tool "crouton" on an acer c7 chromebook to run xubuntu 12.04 alongside chromeOS. I mounted the 320GB partition onto "/media/test/", but the main partition which ...
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How to uninstall Comodo Antivirus in Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit?

I want to remove virus from my PC. Therefore I install Comodo Anti Virus in my Ubuntu desktop. Now, when the virus is removed, I want to uninstall the antivirus. I have used this command line in ...
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After removing Ubuntu Builder there is still folder in home directory. Why? How to remove it?

I removed Ubuntu Builder using Synaptic with option Mark for Complete Removal. I thought that gonna delete folder (made by Ubuntu Builder) in home dir, but it's not. AFAIK Mark for Complete Removal is ...
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Problems with ubuntu after installing cinnamon, unity broken [duplicate]

I installed the newest version of cinnamon on my ubuntu 13.04 only to see how good it looks, hoping that I would still be able to use Unity if I didn't like it. It turns out it was a bad idea because ...
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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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Purge all PPAs with a single command

How can I purge all added ppa with a single command in terminal ?
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How to easily remove installed software?

I would like to know if there is an easy way to remove any installed software. I do know that sudo apt-get remove <package-name> command, but what happens when you don't know the package name. ...
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Can't Purge X Updates PPA Because / is Treated as a Space?

sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates I've tried running that command... several times. Copy/pasted it, manually typed it, tried it in XTerm and Terminal, to no avail. The output is always: ...
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How can I remove icecast2 competely

I installed icecast2 for broadcasting ( online radio). But complexity on its settings did suffered me. I want to remove it completely. I tried with sudo apt-get purge icec* system was start to delete ...
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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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Cant purge with apt-get, because of dependencies

My /boot/ sadly is full, so I cant use apt-get upgrade anymore, or similar things. If I try to purge one of the kernels, with: apt-get purge linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic I get: Reading package ...
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I have purged the current kernel! [duplicate]

Help - I have purged the current Kernel (linux-image-2.6.32-43-server) and cannot reinstall because the boot sector is full. How can I clear the boot sector to reinstall the kernel? $ ls /boot ...
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Question about Purging Nvidia Driver

Does purging Nvidia driver on Ubuntu also purges the driver from the windows? I'm using a dual-boot in my system and I don't know if it will affect the other os or not. Thanks for the reply.
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'Apt-Get install' & Software center not installed?

I did the command sudo apt-get purge and all my apt- commands and my software center are no longer installed. when ever i do 'sudo apt-get update' even, i get 'sudo: apt-get: command not found'
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How do you purge a manual install completely?

When I install have needed to install packages manually by running ./program or make or whatever. I (unsurprisingly) cannot purge such programs using apt-purge to get rid of them. I want to know how ...
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Which system files are updated when you install/update/remove a package?

When a new package is installed (even from source), or existing ones are updated/deleted/purged, some system files seem to be updated. Which are these? I want the files which contain the list of ...
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Removed repository still being showed in synaptic origin section

I'm sure to have correctly purged a certaing ppa: it doesn't anymore appear in sources.list nor in sources.list.d folder. It doesn't even appear in Synaptic's repository list, but if I open the ...
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Remove ubuntu-gnome-desktop?

I've recently installed ubuntu-gnome-desktop on my Ubuntu 12.10 32 bit system. It all worked, but now I would like to remove it again, since I like Unity better. This includes undoing all changes like ...
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How to Remove elementary desktop environment?

I'm running ubuntu 12.10 and yesterday I installed elementary from ppa:elementary-os/daily. I later realized that elementary replaces the stock nautilus with another version that looks misplaced in ...
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mysql completely removing

I broke my mysql and now I want to completely reinstall it. I tried: $ sudo apt-get install --reinstall mysql-server $ sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-client mysql-server But always I see popup ...
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Can I automatically purge every package I've ever uninstalled?

As an Ubuntu noob, I install and uninstall a lot of packages, to try them out. However, for months, I made the mistake of using apt-get remove instead of apt-get purge, which I didn't even realize ...
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Why does “Purge” not remove everything related to an app? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can you completely remove a package? I have learnt that using purge command rather than remove is considered better because purge removes all files related to an app ...
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How do you purge NVIDIA GeForce 7025 drivers?

How do you remove and purge NVIDIA graphics drivers recommended for installation in Ubuntu 12.04?
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How to uninstall java6

I am trying root@vz10931:/var/www/mailer# apt-get remove --purge sun-java6-bin Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run apt-get ...
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is it safe to remove apport?

Do I break anything if I sudo apt-get purge apport I have my secret business plan for world domination and who knows what's in a core dump? I've seen Ubuntu (in particular dconf) recreate config ...
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Spotify support in Clementine broken 12.04 also purging doesn't work

I downloaded Clementine because I heard it had all sorts of connections to online music sources, including spotify. I had it installed before but it was from the software center and didn't have ...
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How do you completely purge an installed aplication? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the correct way to completely remove an application? I installed UltraEditor (uex package) from a source I can't remember. Later I purged the installation with: ...
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How do you remove Banshee's user-level configuration settings? (i.e. those stored in the /home/user folders)

I have problems with Banshee, and decided to remove it and re-install it, but I would like to make a complete re-installation. I used remove and purge, but still I would like to remove all user ...
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sudo apt-get remove [software package] removes [software package] but installs something else as well?

I am using Xubuntu 11.10 Oneric on an old ThinkPad. Often, when I run sudo apt-get purge/remove [software package], the requested software package, say, gnome-shell, is removed and replaced with what ...
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How do I revert all packages to their official versions?

I've installed a number of packages from PPAs, and I would like to revert to official versions now. Many of the PPAs no longer exist in /etc/apt/sources.list.d, so ppa-purge will not work on them. ...
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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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How do I completly remove software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are the hidden settings-folders not deleted when purging an application? Ok I have 8GB on my desktop dual booting win 7. I installed a few games, assualtcube, ...
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Remove Epiphany 3.2 after installing it from a PPA?

I installed epiphany 3.2 via ppa at webupd8.org to check out the webapp feature. tried it but its not for me. i removed the ppa in the software sources, and did remove --purge, but it is still there ...
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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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can't purge java bin installation

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 ...
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Accidentally deleted the “linux-image-generic”

Well I tell you that my problem started when upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04. As it happened to me when I updated Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10, every time I installed something, I got an error when reading ...
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Is there a command or tool to delete unneccessary settings in the home-folder automatically?

I want to get rid of all the settings eg. of wine which aren't deleted when purging it, but don't want to delete them all by hand. Is there any tool, that lets me do this? If not that might be a ...