I installed teamviewer deb v10.0.036281 which is a 32bit?64bit Multi architecture one, it didn't worked well, so I tried to uninstall by using sudo apt-get remove teamv but got this reply

E: Unable to locate package teamv

am having Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit one


First, use the command

dpkg -l | grep team

The full package name should show up in the output on the list of installed applications. Find it and use the name listed. I believe it should look like this:

sudo apt-get purge teamviewer

or, if you want to use a wild card, you can use something like this instead:

sudo apt-get remove teamv*
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If you downloaded the .deb elsewhere (didn't install through apt-get) then you need to

sudo dpkg -r teamviewer 
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    if it's a deb, it should be uninstallable through apt-get once it is installed regardless of how installation took place – mchid Dec 25 '14 at 22:20

The command below showed the full package name as teamviewer-host:

dpkg -l | grep team

I was able to remove it finally using:

sudo apt-get remove teamviewer-host
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To remove Teamviewer, run

sudo apt-get remove teamviewer
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Make sure you have typed the package name correctly. Otherwise you are trying to uninstall the one which is not installed.

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sudo aptitude remove teamviewer

If not installed aptitude, run:

sudo apt-get install aptitude

Use only aptitude, he is best installer deb pkg.

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You could run

dpkg --remove --force-all teamviewer

Worked fine for me. Apt-get did not work giving me the following output:

apt-get remove teamviewer
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: The package teamviewer:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it.

So using dpkg got me through this.

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