In a fit of command line joy, I went about installing some programs. I tried to install the 'say' command (like Darwin has), and installed whatever program Ubuntu recommended -- unfortunately, without writing it down.

It ended up not being the right one, and I'm pretty sure I downloaded GNUStep -- there's not a folder in my home directory, and if I delete it and run 'say' again, it recreates and creates an 'installed-software.txt' file.

How do I uninstall GNUstep, and stop this from happening?

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After run say Ubuntu recommends installation of gnustep-gui-runtime. Uninstall it by running:

sudo apt-get remove gnustep-gui-runtime

You can also run sudo apt-get autoremove to remove the automatically installed dependencies of gnustep-gui-runtime.


If you just installed it via apt-get install <packagename> (or, as it would be, sudo apt-get install <packagename>), you can uninstall it via apt-get remove <packagename> (or, if you need root permissions (which you probably do) sudo apt-get remove <packagename>.

In your case this would (probably) be sudo apt-get remove gnustep.

  • Thank you for your help! It has helped me to understand the uninstallation process more fully. Dec 28, 2012 at 22:21

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