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

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Unable to purge mysql -server

I am new to ubuntu. I am trying to uninstall mysql-server, while i'm doing it the purging process gets stuck at the line Renaming removed key_buffer and myisam-recover options (if present) and later ...
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Evolution messages keeps coming back after uninstall and install

I am unable to perform a fresh installation of Evolution. I tried all the methods given in the post How do I completely remove Evolution?. But it doesn't help. After I uninstall and reinstall I end ...
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Fouled up my openjdk-8-jre

Ubuntu 16.04. I was trying to run pycharm, and realized that I must have corrupted my jre at some point. Even after doing: sudo apt purge openjdk-8-jre running java -version gives me: nick@...
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What other software is available to remove old files/kernels to increase space and cleanup drive?

Like many others users, I need to remove files/kernels to increase space because I'm getting the error message that says I can't update because I have don't have enough space in /boot. I've searched ...
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How to fully remove QEMU?

I have QEMU installed but as I don't really use it and it's recently had lots of security vulnerabilities discovered in it so I would like to fully remove it. I installed it with sudo apt-get install ...
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How to remove all garbage packages with aptitude

I am getting a big garbage package list obtained with the command: aptitude search ~g or aptitude search ?garbage (These commands Select packages that are not required by any manually ...
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How can I list the packages I removed on a specific day?

On May 05, 2016, I had removed some packages from my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. Now I want to make a list of those packages which I had removed on that day. How can I do it using Terminal? However, I can ...
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Why did removing OpenJDK also uninstall Tomcat7?

Disclaimer: I am a newbie to Ubuntu. I installed Tomcat7 on Ubuntu 14.04. I then realized that the Java being used by the OS was OpenJDK. I wanted to uninstall OpenJDK so as to install Oracle's ...
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Purged way too much. Can I undo that?

I wanted to reinstall wine and wanted to make sure, everything could be installed from the very beginning. So I lazily typed: sudo apt-get purge wine* This was obviously a big mistake, because ...
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Why is there no “purge” command in apt's manpage

CLI for apt. Basic commands: list - list packages based on package names search - search in package descriptions show - show package details - ...
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Completely remove openssl dev version

I installed openssl dev version from github. However, I now wish to remove it to install openssl from the official repos. I tried to remove it using sudo apt-get remove --purge openssl but it's still ...
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Was stuck in fallback with cinnamon - purged ppa now … help! Please?

Running Ubuntu 14.03 dual booting along Windows 7. I have about 64gb of source code I really don't want to have to download again. So I installed the cinnamon PPA like this: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Reclaim deleted space?

I am VPS to a 14.04 server and have over the past few weeks deleted at least 100GB's worth of files. However, my free space continues to decrease? I've looked in the location below for root, and my ...
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How to remove jre1.8.0.72? [duplicate]

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 linux-image-...
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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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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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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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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: /var/...
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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 /usr/...
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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 ...