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How to uninstall an application which is installed incorrectly?

I installed Eclipse by simply copying the commands given in the manual and it contained some sudo commands and now it is installed incorrectly. How can I uninstall it and reinstall from the package ...
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How do I remove the apps “Files” and “File Manager”? [duplicate]

About a year ago "Files" and "File Manager" started to act very strangely and all my files were lost, despite an extensive search. Two days later I lost all my data and files from my SATA hard-drive. ...
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Uninstalling R and some packages (CRAN, devtools, and GitHub)

I've been on Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for a few weeks now, and I just went through a multi-step installation process of R. The process also included packages, such as CRAN, devtools, and GitHub. ...
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Remove Ubuntu 14.04 and install Windows 7 Ultimate

As the title says, i have Dell Inspiron 15 7559 pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have no knowledge about Linux whatsoever because i've been using Windows for a long time. What i'm trying to say is, ...
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How can I remove weather icon of uninstalled application from application lens in Dash?

I installed Weather and its icon was in launcher as well in application lens in dash. When I unistalled Weather(it not "my weather indicator"), its icon vanished from the launcher but the icon is ...
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Cannot uninstall Netbeans IDE 8.1

When I run uninstall.sh I get error stating that: cannot create local directory: /root/.nbi and the uninstallation process terminates abruptly. Also every time when i close the IDE, It gets popped ...
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Cant cancel the installation from the software center in 16.04

, I Upgraded to 16.04. I thought I'd try out the new software center. but this takes ages to complete. I want to cancel it.
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Problem with ttf-mscorefonts-installer

When trying to remove or reinstall this package, I get: :~$ sudo dpkg -P ttf-mscorefonts-installer dpkg: error processing package ttf-mscorefonts-installer (--purge): package is in a very bad ...
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Trouble removing ruby 2.3.0p0 from Ubuntu

I need to install ruby via rvm. I already have it installed via packet manager though, and now I want to remove that version. So far so good, removing stuff with apt-get remove isn't hard. BUT after I ...
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Uninstalling jre1.8.0-73 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I'm trying to remove Java jre1.8.0-73 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and on every try I made, I got this error: Removing jre1.8.0-73 (1.8.073-1) ... find: «/usr/java/*»: No existe el archivo o el ...
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Completely uninstall java on ubuntu 15.10

I have a problem uninstall java in my system . I tried this How to completely uninstall Java? but I always get the same error. The following packages have unmet dependencies: default-jre : Depends: ...
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Reinstalling Archive Manager

Today I removed the archive manager from software center and now I cannot install anything from software manager. And even the command " sudo apt-get update " is not working anymore (it cannot connect ...
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Cant uninstall fluxgui - package not found

Update 23/03/2015: So when I restart the following blinks for a few brief seconds. So it looks like my laptop is not restarting properly and therefore fluxgui cannot be removed? I get the first one ...
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How do I run lightroom on Ubuntu?

I tried to install Lightroom opening with Vine and it did not work is there any other app that will run windows programs?
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Uninstall a package & getting a long list

Greetings Linux experts; I'm learning Ubuntu Linux for 2 months now and I'm really enjoying it. I'm trying to keep learning the terminal's commands and this is what I'm getting on the screen when ...
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Remove Slack Chrome App fom Ubuntu

When Slack didn't have a Linux app, there was a way of use it in Ubuntu via a Chrome app wrapper, as suggested in the proper Slack page. But now, there is an official Slack app for Linux, and I ...
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Cannot Remove Microsoft Office 2007 icons

I tried to install MS Office 2007 through Wine. Now that I have uninstalled Wine, and when I search the term "word", the Microsoft Office Word Icon still appears. How do I remove it completely from my ...
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Is Windows on my Sony Vaio? [duplicate]

I know zero about ubuntu and was given a PC that boots to ubuntu 14.04. I want to restore this PC back to factory OEM but I don't even know how to get to the restore point. Everything I've tried fails ...
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How to uninstall and can we delete any folder from usr

Sir, I am fresher of ubuntu 14.04 and install eclipse mars but its working very slow, So I want to uninstall it. I also install java jdk 1.8.0_65(usr/lib/java/jdk 1.8.0_65) but it not show at the ...
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Uninstalling programs in Ubuntu [duplicate]

In Ubuntu, is there something like the control panel of Windows from where I can uninstall a program?
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after installing ubuntu, it uninstalls ubuntu

Once I get it "installed", it asks if I will allow it to make changes. When I say it can make changes, it uninstalls ubuntu. What am I doing wrong? PS I still have windows 7 installed. Is that a ...
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How to uninstall apps in Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I know it would seem like a simple task. I've tried right-clicking apps, (lets use steam as an example) and clicking uninstall. However, they do not uninstall. So far, i noticed this happening with ...
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Removing Katoolin from Ubuntu 14.04

I made the mistake of installing this (piece of cr*p of) Katoolin package https://github.com/LionSec/katoolin. The problem is it botched up my Ubuntu, many packages don't work anymore. System update ...
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How to force-remove dependencies even if package manager is complaining? [duplicate]

I can't seem to find a question for this, which seems rather weird, but anyway: How can I force-remove a dependency from my system, ignoring all errors and wiping it from existence? A solution that ...
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How can I uninstall python3.5.0 installed from source code?

I installed python 3.5.0 from the source code available at python.org. How can I remove that installed package?
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How to uninstall oracle 11g express and install enterprise edition?

I have oracle 11g R2 XE installed on my Ubuntu 14.04. Now I need oracle 11g enterprise edition. I want to uninstall the express edition and install the enterprise edition. Please help.
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GPG Error Missing Signature [duplicate]

When I do the command below: sudo apt-get upgrade At the bottom I get an error saying W: GPG error: http://download.opensuse.org Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the ...
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Completely uninstall a program on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm new to the Linux community and I recently switched from windows to linux. Of course, I'm used to uninstall my softwares using the obvious ways on Windows, and I even knew that I should manually ...
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standard applications to open file type suggested but not installed

History: I have been changing to Ubuntu recently and had some problems running the programs we have to use for school. I installed oxmetrics and oxpro from some rpm files without knowing what I was ...
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How can I unistall a damge app [closed]

I have installed an old version of WPS Office. A few days ago, something went wrong and now I can't use software udpade among other problems. Just I wanted to update WPS Office. I downloaded: wps-...
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Failed Octave Uninstallation on Ubuntu 12.04 (Trouble Reinstalling Octave)

I'm an Ubuntu newb, so please bear with me. On trying to uninstall octave-3.2.4, I ended up doing rm -rf on all the octave related directories and files in /usr/bin/ before I could install the latest ...
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Errors during installation of ubuntu-restricted-extras

During an installation of ubuntu-restricted-extras which was initiated by running this command: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras I got these errors: Selecting previously unselected ...
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How to Uninstall unbuntu [duplicate]

Please tell me how to uninstall my laptop is falling apart. I tried using an iso but it wouldn't mount and using the boot menu at startup wont work either.
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How to uninstall steam

ive looked at the other answers on other questions and typed in the code that i needed to but this keeps popping up "Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: ...
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How do I properly install a python app that is not packaged (and without installer)

Every few months I encounter an app (java, python, etc) that I would like to install in Ubuntu, but it doesn't come as a linux package, nor is there any included installer. It's not often that this ...
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Will removing pybootchartgui remove bootchart on 15.04?

I have just installed pybootchartgui with: sudo apt-get install pybootchartgui But now after reading this I have realised that as I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, systemd already has the bootchart ...
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Unable to uninstall Matlab

I encountered the following errors while attempting to uninstall Matlab on Ubuntu: fayo@fayo-pc:~$ sudo dpkg --configure -a ; sudo apt-get purge -y Setting up matlab-support (0.0.19) ... No default ...
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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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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 https://...
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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 ...