I want to uninstall GitKraken but it does not show up in Ubuntu software center and I can't find it in terminal (comand dpkg --list). Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. What else can I do to uninstall Gitkraken??

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    sudo apt --purge remove gitkraken did the trick for me.. – mr_azad Apr 19 '20 at 10:53

Ubuntu is slowly moving towards snaps. So, sometimes it becomes a little bit difficult to guess whether a package installed from Ubuntu Software is a deb package or a snap package. Also, it is to be noted that some packages are available via snap as well as apt, thus Software Center can have two entries for identical apps. It's better to look at the bottom of app in Software Center to identify whether it is a snap package or a package installed via apt. For example, here GitKraken, it is only available via Snap, since apt search gitkraken returned no results and looking at the bottom of app page:

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Also, dpkg is a tool for managing deb packages and apt is a front end for dpkg. That's why you can't find GitKraken in dpkg --list.

To list currently installed snap:

snap list

To uninstall snap:

sudo snap remove snap_name

If you want to install a deb package of GitKraken, you can download it from here and install it using:

sudo dpkg -i gitkraken-amd64.deb

If you want to know more about snaps:

  • 'snap list' doesn't list 'gitkraken' as of today. Wondering what is the new way to remove it? Any help is appreciated. – Nocturnal Mar 14 at 19:44

if you're installing it via ubuntu software center which is using snap packages, just execute this snap remove gitkraken

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