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Remove gcc from Ubuntu

I want to completely remove gcc from Ubuntu. I am using gcc 4.9 which happens to be the latest version. How can I remove it completely from my system?
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How to stop an application from automatically starting

How do I prevent an application from launching when I boot up my laptop (Toshiba Satellite C655)? My OS is Ubuntu 14.04. Regards Leo Chin Choy
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Removing a program that apt doesn't see

I have an old installation of R that I would like to get rid of and replace with a new version. However, apt doesn't see this package at all. It doesn't show up in Synaptic and running sudo apt-get ...
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HELP UNINSTALLING UBUNTU [duplicate]

Im pretty new to ubuntu. and i recently got ubuntu on my new pc instead of windows. I recently got a windows disk and would like to uninstall ubuntu. I would preferably not like to use a cd or a usb ...
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postgres fails to uninstall

while trying to uninstall postgresql with sudo apt-get remove postgresql I received the following error message Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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What's the difference between removing and then installing, and just reinstalling?

For instance, as apt-get relies on some packages in coreutils, if you do: sudo apt-get remove coreutils You will not be able to reinstall it by then running: sudo apt-get install coreutils But ...
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How do I uninstall Master PDF Editor 3?

How do I uninstall Master PDF Editor 3? Have already tried the package manager, it shows only the "reinstall" option!
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How can I uninstall wine from Ubuntu?

How do I completely remove winetricks from my Ubuntu OS? I have tried sudo apt-get --purge remove wine but when I click on the windows button it still shows the application of configure wine.
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Trying to uninstall Bitwig from my computer with the .deb package missing

I am trying to uninstall Bitwig from my computer and I'm not sure as to how. I currently do not have the .deb package and a sudo apt-get remove bitwig does not seem to be working. Bitwig is not on the ...
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How can I remove or hide Disk Utility software from my computer?

I want to remove Disk Utility from my Ubuntu computer. How can I remove it? For security reasons, I want to hide that utility from others. How can I hide it, then unhide it again?
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GNU GRUB V. 2.02 The GateKeeper of the Windows Installer

I am attempting to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit to replace the Ubuntu OS that I have currently installed on my Lenovo T410 ThinkPad. The steps I have taken are: Download windows ISO file ...
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“start-stop-daemon: user 'solr' not found” error on un-install and re-install jetty

I tried to installed Ckan with jetty on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS, following these instructions but i was getting a 500 error when trying to open localhost:8089/solr. I was told to follow these instructions ...
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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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Unable to install new software due to dartvm?

I recently tried running this command to install the dart vm: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https # Get the Google Linux package signing key. $ sudo sh -c 'curl ...
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fresh re installation of ckan, jetty, solr

I am trying to install ckan on my ubuntu 14.04, but i got into some errors that i cant fix, so i decided to do a fresh installation after i remove everything from my computer. I am getting some errors ...
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How do I keep track of directories being created during installation of PostgreSQL?

I want to install PostgreSQL (on a server that runs Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS) using the source code distribution as per instructions in http://www.postgresql.org/docs/current/static/installation.html. The ...
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How do I get past Grub and boot into windows?

I went to go uninstall Ubuntu from my laptop because it wasn't dealing with 2 operating systems and such. A tutorial I read on how to uninstall said Ubuntu can be Uninstaller with going into the ...
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QGIS updating problems

I had on my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS the software QGIS 2.0 Dufour. I use the Synaptic Package Manager for uninstalling. I tried to install the newest QGIS version 2.8 Wien but I didn't manage. I searched on ...
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Cannot uninstall wine

Just as the title says I've been trying for about an hour now to uninstall wine, and no matter what I try I can't seem to make any headway. I keep getting this error:: $ sudo apt-get remove --purge ...
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How to uninstall Android Studio completely from Ubuntu? [closed]

I want to uninstall Android Studio completely from Ubuntu but i can't figure out how to do it...I installed it from the website.
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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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LibreOffice Draw tries to download 27.9 MB data when I try to remove it

I'm trying to uninstall libreoffice on Ubuntu Software Center. But it says it will also remove Impress as well. When I confirm, it starts downloading some 27.9 MB data. Why is this so? Update: ...
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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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Broken link for kernel (nonexistent future version)

My version (from lsb_release -a): No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 14.10 Release: 14.10 Codename: utopic I want to make some room ...
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How to uninstall crebs in Ubuntu 14.10

I recently installed crebs by downloading the source code and following the instructions and running setup.sh as root. I did it this way because the ppa was not working. however i have no idea how to ...
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can I safely remove accountsservice?

My disk is near full and I need to remove so many software. Can I remove accountsservice with no worry? Is is related to account-plugins or user login into Ubuntu? Will I have problem in ubuntu login? ...
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Having issues uninstalling package [duplicate]

Trying to uninstall nfdump so that I can upgrade to the latest version. I've tried apt-get autoremove and dpkg purge and it says its uninstalled; however, aptitude is still showing it. I'm unable to ...
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How to uninstall Cockatrice in Ubuntu

I installed Cockatrice from Github with the help of people in this site. The problem now is that the shortcuts aren't working. I searched Github, and one user had the same problem and says the ...
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Any benefit to uninstalling unused applications?

I am a newcomer to Linux and after a few months of trying out different distros I have now settled on Ubuntu 14.10 on my aging HP TX2000 Notebook. One thing I am unsure of is if there is any benefit ...
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How to fully remove all packages installed by 'gnome-session-fallback'?

I mainly use Unity, but I installed gnome with: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback To test how it was, but then I managed to delete all of my settings for my startup applications, so ...
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Unable to uninstall Ubuntu or delete partition

Several months ago my Windows 7 installation crashed and burned on me. I couldn't even get it to boot over to the "repair" option to try to restore factory defaults. I don't know what was wrong with ...
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Zabbix-agent shows in netstat even when not installed

I am looking trough my ESTABLISHED netstat connections and what seems not right is zabbix-agent running without being installed. One of my lines on $ sudo netstat | grep ESTABLISHED is the following: ...
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Uninstall all the packages which are installed?

I had installed some packages into fresh created Ubuntu machine, i want to uninstall all the packages which i had installed from the day of beginning(i.e. from 12 hours back) and make the system like ...
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How can I remove compiled kernel?

I installed 14.10 on my laptop Lenovo E455. And compiled kernel 3.19 with following order since it seemed that 14.10 doesn't want to work with mine.(I saw slow motions) Downloaded current kernel ...
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How to remove manually installed libraries?

I've installed some libraries (libsfml) manually with cmake. But now I need an older version. So I installed it, but it seems that when I compile a program for sfml it is using the newest version. ...
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Can not uninstall MongoDB

It seems that following the official MongoDB installation instructions when installing on Debian makes you heading for a world of pain. First, it did not install correctly, so now I am trying to ...
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How to uninstall a TrueType font? [duplicate]

I have installed a font, and now I wish to remove it, but I am not sure exactly how. I installed it by opening the .TTF file and clicking the "Install" button. But there is no uninstall button, and no ...
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How to uninstall redundant python instance? [duplicate]

When I execute: $ which -a python /usr/local/bin/python /usr/bin/python This bothers me because execute python directly will execute /usr/local/bin/python, but it can't link to correct ...
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How to uninstall OpenCV 2.4.9 completely from Ubuntu?

I want to integrate OpenCV with qt creator and for that OpenCV 3.0 is required. I have OpenCV 2.4.9 already installed and want to uninstall it completely as it is causing problems in some functions. ...
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Package operation failed/WARNING: some OpenPGP programs can't handle a DSA key with this digest size ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Every time i install or uninstall using the Ubuntu Software Center I get the message: Package Operation Failed The installation or removal of the software package failed. I get this for EVERY ...
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How to manage applications

I am dualbooting Ubuntu with Windows 8.1 for about a year. My intention is to completely step away from the Windows environment, but I keep returning to Windows. Mainly because installing and managing ...
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How do I uninstall Android Studio if it was installed via Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC)?

I installed Android Studio Beta on Xubuntu 14.10 by executing udtc android in a terminal. I want to uninstall it such that there are no traces on my machine of its prior existence. I chose ...
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Is it safe to manually remove packages that apt-get remove/autoremove left behind?

Facts: Yesterday I installed openjdk-7-jre in a Ubuntu Server 14.04, which installed over 100+ packages. Later, I realized that I would only need to install openjdk-7-headless. Then I uninstalled ...
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How can I uninstall only one of the versions of Libre Office?

I have both versions of Libre Office installed - 4.3 and the default: dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall | grep libreoffice shows libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer libreoffice-base-core ...
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How to uninstall VMware Workstation 10.0.3 from Ubuntu 14.04

I want to uninstall VMware Workstation 10.0.3 from my Ubuntu 14.04. I used the '.bundle' file to install VMware Workstation.
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Uninstall selected packages by date [duplicate]

Is there a way to uninstall all packages that were installed in a span of time between 1 min? I tried using the synaptic package manager but I can't find any filter to be able to check only the ...
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Can't remove Libre office Ubuntu 14.04?

I have Libre office installed on Ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to remove it but even though it say's it is uninstalled it still works, exists, and most importantly of all takes up my disk space. I ...
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Why does a program need 64MB to install but frees up 3.5 MB when it is removed later in Ubuntu?

Okay, I installed a 64MB sized program. Now I'm trying to uninstall it using Terminal: sudo apt-get purge <program-name> after running that command, the confirmation message will be: blah ...
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Fully scan and clean broken installations in Ubuntu 12.04

I have gone through the Dist Usage Utility in Ubuntu and I deleted some folders here and there in my Desktop and also in my Downloads. These included some software packages I had installed ...
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I am not able to uninstall an application that did not install correctly at the start itself, which was a third party software

My name is Davidson. I had tried to install a third-party software to make my modem work. The modem was Tata Photon+ which came with its own drivers. The software did not install well nor would it ...