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

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nvidia driver install for ubuntu 14.04 using xorg-edgers ppa

Graphics card: Nvidia GT740 OS: ubuntu 14.04 64bit I tried to install nvidia driver in the following way: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-get update ubuntu-drivers devices | ...
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apt-get purge libc6-dev-i386 want to remove important packages

I had problem when compiling 32-bit ELF inside 64-bit Ubuntu. This is error message produced by GCC compiler : cheap-laptop@my-machine:~/DEV-DIR$ gcc -m32 test.c -o test In file included from ...
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No image output after gnome-applet purge

Okay, so I was trying to get my flash player to work on Amazon prime video's DRM protected content. I Google's some things and it said I should install a thing called hal. I tried it using apt-get ...
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purging a program

I recently installed SDL2 and want to purge all of it from my system. I know there's a million different libraries scattered all over the system. anyway I can just uninstall everything without ...
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Terminal Command for Purge of Nvidia and Install New Package

What is the Terminal command to purge all current Nvidia drivers and install Nvidia binary driver - version 331.104?
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System faillure

I experienced a problem after removing wine as I used "purge" command instead of "remove" and now I am missing most of my programs including terminal and software center. I also lost most drives and ...
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How to reinstall default packages

In an attempt to uninstall wine I ran the command sudo apt-get purge wine* which as you may have guessed removed many of the default packages. I am wondering if there is a way to use the installation ...
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How can I get Libre Office to not list fonts I have uninstalled.?

How can I get Libre Office to not list fonts I have uninstalled? The drop down menu lists all the fonts that were part of the original installation. I want to purge the list of uninstalled fonts.
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Undo apt-get remove --purge

I wanted a fresh install of Python and ran sudo apt-get remove --purge python. Apparently it has killed almost everything I had installed in my system. Looking at the history.log I guess I could ...
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Does purging an application prevent its reinstallation?

If I'm using purge to remove something, will I be able to reinstall that thing after if I want or it's somehow blocks that option in the future?
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Downgrade all external packages to the official ones

Let's say I installed bunch of packages from external PPA repositories and they modified or replaced the existing default packages in the system. Assume that then I remove those PPAs from the ...
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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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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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How to completely remove broken GNOME/GDM installed on Ubuntu Server?

I have installed an Ubuntu Server. It obviously comes with no graphical interface. I tried to install one with: apt-get install xserver-xorg xfonts* gnome gdm Then I got an error message trying to ...
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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 ...