I know that there are similar questions in Ask Ubuntu regarding uninstalling Google Chrome, like these:
But the answers of those posts are kinda outdated.
As far as I remember, the steps I followed to install Google Chrome were:
- I downloaded the 64-bit .deb package from https://www.google.com/chrome/.
- I installed the .deb package (I don't remember if I installed it using the terminal or GUI, but I guess it doesn't matter).
One thing which is crucial to note, which is mentioned before downloading the .deb package from the website, is (emphasis from the original):
Note: Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Google Chrome up to date. If you don’t want Google's repository, do “sudo touch /etc/default/google-chrome” before installing the package.
As far as I remember, I didn't execute
sudo touch /etc/default/google-chrome before installing the package .
So as far as I know about Ubuntu and package management, I must remove the Google repository and then uninstall the app. I've heard of
ppa-purge but I'm not sure if
ppa-purge is helpful in this case since Google is using a repository, not PPA. Or am I mistaken?
What's the proper way to uninstall Google Chrome (I don't need any configuration files to be left behind)?