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I can't remove tuxcut, can anyone help me here?

When I click on remove button, it says I can't remove it because of the following error: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 5% [..] (Reading database ... 100% ...
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apt-get remove --purge wine* removed everything!

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine* opened the gates of hell and removed many things. I wasn't allowed to paste the output here, too big. I stopped the process, I wanted to save what's left of my ...
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why `dpkg -l | grep package` is showing a package after being purged

To uninstall a package (Ex: tor) installed from repository one should use sudo apt-get remove tor I did this but dpkg -l | grep tor shown something against the package. Next I try sudo apt-get ...
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Install texlive-full in ubuntu 13.10 with texlive.iso installed

Today I first installed the texlive by texlive.iso, but it is not as 'full' as texlive-full. So I want to install texlive by sudo apt-get install texlive-full. What should I do before this ...
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Removing only the broken package

So was about to install some packages so I could get programs that I want. And somehow one package got broken, I have no idea how. So now when I try to do sudo apt-get -f install it says broken one ...
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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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2answers
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How to delete a non-working kernel after update?

I have. a simple question. After I updated my kernel, I couldn't boot (stuck on purple screen) unless I chose the old kernel. So how do I delete the new kernel with synaptic. And how do I do this ...
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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 uninstall pre-installed programs in Xubuntu

I am just getting into Linux for the first time, and I am loving it. Right now, I am trying to give some older hardware a new breath of life by installing Linux on it. The newest version of Ubuntu ...
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How to find and fix broken packages

I was under the impression that Ubuntu used Debian's package management system, so that to find broken packages, all I needed to do was type: sudo debsums --changed which would give me installed ...
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0answers
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Install a program from a package? [duplicate]

I downloaded a SQLite browser, but it's simply left as a package in my downloads. I've extracted it so now what do I do to install it as a program? New to ubuntu and linux, thanks. Using 12.04 lts ...
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1answer
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install/remove list of packages from command line with apt-get

I'm writing a Makefile for our team to be able to set up a local environment with all of the software they need to install packages, etc so that they can develop quickly without having to figure out ...
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How to keep just Xubuntu?

I've installed lubuntu-desktop and xubuntu-desktop on an Ubuntu 12.10 installation. Is there any way to remove the default gnome/unuty programs or at least the applications in the lubuntu-desktop ...
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2answers
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How to keep only ubuntu-minimal?

How can I remove all packages from Ubuntu and make sure ubuntu-minimal will not be lost?
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1answer
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apt-get failed install of libg15, all package management is failing

I was trying to get my Logitech G510 keyboard's back-lights working so I went into the Synaptic Package Manager and marked LibG15, G15daemon, and all the other associated packages. Synaptic reported ...
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1answer
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Removing Samba Error

I am having a problem with Samba package. So I did the following to remove it, and got some errors. # sudo apt-get --purge remove samba-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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How can you completely remove a package?

I am trying to do a clean install of the octave3.2 package. To do this, I removed it, then tried to reinstall it. When I reinstalled, an error occurred. It could be a bug in the package, but I ...
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1answer
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How to resolve - dpkg error : old pre-removal script returned error exit status 102

I am unable to install or remove a package on my Ubuntu 10.04 due to the following error. $ sudo apt-get autoremove Password: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Are any programs not safe to uninstall?

As we know, Ubuntu comes with a lot installed on it. Many of them I either don't know what it does or just don't use. Which applications are safe to uninstall? I use mainly the basic stuff, FireFox, ...
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How to completely remove a oracle jdk that didn't install properly?

I recently installed a oracle jdk from a webupd8ppa on Ubuntu 12.04 beta, but apparently it didn't work out, and now it is giving me errors at every update or install I make, even after deactivating ...
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1answer
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Can't remove libreoffice3.5-dict-de package

I just installed the wrong version of LibreOffice (x86 instead of 64bit). So I tried to remove it but I get this error: > aptitude remove libreoffice3.5-dict-de Couldn't find package ...
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How to remove all i386 packages from Ubuntu 64bit?

Over the time I installed many i386 packages, which I no longer need. How can I clean up the system and stay only with the amd64 packages?
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Why apt-get purge wants to install packages while I use --no-download and --no-install-recommends?

I am using Debian but I think this can be easily posted here. I have already uninstalled openoffice packages from my Debian machine but somehow apt-get put abiword in his place. Now I would like to ...
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1answer
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Can I remove some packages with one command?

I want to remove all apache packages from my system (as I am transitioning to lighttpd). I have these installed : monkey@debVirtual:/etc/php5dpkg --get-selections | grep apachee] apache2-doc ...
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votes
3answers
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How to fully remove the eclipse package?

I installed Eclipse via command apt-get install eclipse. This command completed correctly. After this, I run Eclipse and add some configurations: Added a new URL for "Available Software Sites". On ...
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1answer
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how to remove dependencies of webmin post apt-get --purge remove

I removed webmin, as I no longer needed it. But I removed it with apt-get --purge remove, thinking it would remove dependencies and simply retrace back what it did during installation. It turns out I ...
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1answer
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What is “Nepomuk Backup” and why is it installed?

I've noticed a new item under Applications -> System Tools: Nepomuk Backup. I haven't installed it, and it just showed up recently. Why is it there and why was it installed (possibly with some ...
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How to cleanly remove a badly installed .deb?

Whenever I try to use dpkg or apt-get, I get the warning: dpkg: warning: parsing file '/var/lib/dpkg/available' near line 12674 package 'jarnal': error in Version string 'build901': version number ...
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Find out what packages were installed with a particular package?

I have a simple question. When you install a package using apt-get install, oftentimes, it will install several dependency packages as well as the main one. I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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Remove unused applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I free up disk space? I'm running low on hard drive space and have been prompted to remove unused applications. Is there a way to find unused ...
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2answers
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Comparison of dpkg/APT/aptitude/Ubuntu software centre/synaptic package manager

What are the pros and cons of dpkg APT aptitude Ubuntu software centre synaptic package manager when used to install, remove and update software?
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Why does removing Firefox install another browser?

I want to remove firefox (with sudo apt-get purge firefox*) but without installing the epiphany browser. how to do it? PS : I want to remove firefox becouse I want to use and only use google-chrome ...
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Is there a way to reset all packages/sources and start from scratch?

I have been playing with package management by adding sources from older Ubuntu releases in order to get older versions of some software (e.g. PHP). Unfortunately at some point I must have overdid it ...