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

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How to remove jre1.8.0.72?

There is an error during install jre1.8.0.72. How should I remove it? I get an error during purge: sudo apt-get purge jre1.8.0-72 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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How to purge all contacts

How can I purge all my contacts on my bq E5 Ubuntu Edition? I am am just trying to fill my new E5 with the thousands of contacts I have on my old Communicator. Soon I will get repeated contacts, or ...
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How to list residual config files for removed packages?

I've noticed a ton of packages with the residual-config status in the apt list and before deleting them I'd like to make sure it will not delete any important information, how can I show the list of ...
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I apt-get purged kwalletmanager and now my computer freezes and I can't open anything!

I purged kwalletmanager and now my computer won't open firefox or dolphin. I can't even use apt-get to reinstall kwallet, it just hangs in the terminal. I tried going into the bios after restarting ...
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May a Linux kernel package have config files that remain in storage after removing the package?

Is there any use in purging a kernel package, instead of removing? I ask this, because automatic removal of packages does not purge all packages it removes. (I have setup this automatic removing in ...
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Will re-installing lubuntu-desktop, lubuntu-default-settings and lxde also delete the applications added to original distrubution?

My question referst to: Can I safely reinstall PCManFM in Lubuntu desktop? Since my Lubuntu system was broken and I had to re-install lubuntu-desktop, my system is still giving me errors on startup ...
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Trying to purge MySQL fails

I'm running in circles currently, trying to fix some mysql problem. I couldn't use apt-get for a while now, because it always stuck at the line Setting up mysql-server-5.6 (5.6.27-0ubuntu0.15.04.1) ...
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how can I remove all my nvidia drivers? [duplicate]

I have a Nvidia 3D controller on my laptop with 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 and I am trying to remove all my Nvidia drivers in order to perform an update but the command sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia* ...
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Using apt-get to remove packages and dependencies

I've recently been reading through a lot of questions/answers/opinions about removing packages and dependencies. There's a lot of different ways to do it, some being overly convoluted and some being ...
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How does the apt-get purge command work?

How does 'it' (ie. purge) know where the dependencies and configuration files are located? How does purge find out that a particular piece of software created a certain file? Is there some sort of ...
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can't remove nginx

I have recently upgraded my virtual machine from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10. Previously I was running an Apache2 web server with PHP and MySQL installed. Now when I access localhost, or the IP ...
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How does apt-get purge work? Why it couldn't remove broken package in one pass?

I've tried installing droidcam to solve another question following instruction here: Install DroidCam (Wireless Android Webcam) Client In Ubuntu Via PPA The installation fails with post-script error, ...
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How to purge previously only removed packages?

I have a list of packages on my system, that were installed and removed again, but not purged, i.e. there are still a lot of conffiles etc. laying around. The output of dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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Can't install linux-image-extra-3.16.0-50-generic

So I tried to do sudo apt-get purge samba It gives me kevin@Server:~$ sudo apt-get purge samba Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want ...
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Why apt-get purge wants to remove non matching packages

I guess it's all about dependecy management but needed to be sure. My case: sudo apt-get purge nvidia* The following packages will be REMOVED: nvidia-352* nvidia-cg-dev* nvidia-cg-toolkit* ...
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Disk Space full while doing apt-get operation on Ubuntu 14.04

Im Trying to install new software on my Ubuntu 14.04, which is running uname -r 3.13.0-45-generic There are old kernals installed on my machine dpkg --list | grep linux-image rc ...
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Purged Program Still Appears In Unity Search

I purged a program but it still shows up in the Unity search. How do I stop it from showing up in the Unity search?
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Can I remove Unity now and how?

I have installed gnome-session-flashback and I love my new Gnome desktop, and I am sure that I do not want to go back to Unity, and as unity stuff takes up a lot of space on my machine, is there a ...
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When purging old kernels should I also purge `linux-image-extra`?

I've read some questions on here about purging old kernels to make room in /boot. The recommendation is to run something like this: sudo apt-get purge linux-image-x.x.x-{xx,xx,xx}-generic but there is ...
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apt-get — remove triggers a package install?

I want to remove and purge apache2 - Why does this trigger an install of php5-cgi ? sudo apt-get --purge remove apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Why do I still see an Apache site on Nginx?

I installed nginx then I installed apache2, after a while I removed apache2. After a couple of weeks I noticed something strange when I accessed http://localhost: nginx handles the request but when I ...
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Can't find dse package

I have dse 4.7 installed on my ubuntu 14.04, but I can't get cassandra working so I want to purge my dse but terminal can't find dse package and shows this message : " E: Unable to locate package dse ...
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How to purge everything?

I have for months a corrupted thing in my packages system since I tried to install Skype. Now, I need to install lib32stdc++6, but whey I try to do it with apt-get, I get the following error: ...
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Fully remove PlayOnLinux and any files left behind [duplicate]

I recently installed PlayOnLinux with: sudo apt-get install playonlinux But then decided that I wanted to remove it so I did: sudo apt-get purge playonlinux sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get ...
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How to remove KDE Connect dependecies in Cinnamon or any other DE?

I installed KDE Connect in Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. Now I want to remove the app and all 60 MB of KDE dependencies. If I don't know those package names, how can I remove all the dependencies and not ...
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How does 'apt' decide how many old kernels to keep?

I'm managing a couple of servers for core services (NTP, DNS, etc) and it just occured to me that one of the servers seems to keep the 3 latest kernels, instead of 2 on the others : nul@quark:~$ sudo ...
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Messaging menu in 15.04 can't show webapps

I can't use a messaging menu in 15.04 for website integration. There is Thunderbird only, but I want to see there some sites as it was before. It was happened after upgrading 14.04 to 14.10, as I can ...
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Full Google Chrome removal

I installed Google Chrome from a .deb file, but for security reasons later removed it, but that appears not to have removed all of it (me purging it through apt, maybe this is because the file did not ...
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How can I remove a dpkg broken by the Brother MFC-8840 deb driver?

I can't seem to remove a package. I've tried dpkg --purge and apt-get purge. Neither seem to actually remove the package, however. The package is mfc8840dlpr (1.1.2-1). Is there any way I can make ...
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Deluge refuses to be purged; error persists

I'm trying to purge Deluge so I can use KTorrent, because Deluge stopped working. Every time I start a download, it gives me an error message. I tried downloading Ktorrent without purging Deluge to ...
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why did my old history and extensions appear in a fresh install of chrome? [duplicate]

I uninstalled chrome with: sudo apt-get purge google-chrome-stable The next day I reinstalled it with: sudo apt-get install google-chrome-stable All the old settings from the old install ...
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How to remove configuration files of package without its reinstallation

I want to remove configuration files of a package (the system one at least), but avoid reinstalling the package because of its size. Basically I want to do this sudo apt-get purge my-gigabyte-package ...
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Network connections appear unclaimed after purging linux-images

Yesterday I was having problems with Lubuntu 14.04 updates machine I had to follow this check-marked answer Not enough free disk space when upgrading The answer worked well but Today when I turned ...
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Purge or remove command in APT tries to install new packages, how to circumvent this?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit and when use the purge command for openjdk-7 it suggests to install various packages and I cannot cancel it. Is there a possible work around this issue? You can see ...
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delete the wrong kernel [duplicate]

I just deleted, by mistake the kernel of my ubuntu, with the command line (it was something like purge headers and image generic: sorry but I can't remember the words, it's just a thing i do anytime ...
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Folder structure and apt-get purge

I have installed nginx on a new ubuntu server with the following command: apt-get install nginx I removed nginx with the following commands: apt-get purge nginx apt-get autoremove How come the ...
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Is uninstalling via software center the equivalent of “apt-get purge”? [duplicate]

Is uninstalling via software center the equivalent of apt-get purge? Or perhaps it is apt-get remove?
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apt-get -f install error

My apologies...I'm new...but I seem to be running in circles with trying to do a number of things. Problem #1 apt-get -f install is returning with Errors were encountered while processing: ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 ...