How can I uninstall this programs in Ubuntu 16.04? Permanently from being installed by updates.


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I solved by uninstalling Tracker-Extract:

sudo apt purge tracker-extract

This purges tracker-extract* tracker-miner-fs* and deletes data.

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    probably not a good idea as it also kills your machine ... here is what I see when running your command The following packages will be REMOVED: gnome-shell-extension-desktop-icons* nautilus* nautilus-share* tracker-extract* tracker-miner-fs* ubuntu-desktop* ubuntu-desktop-minimal* Sep 10, 2019 at 16:27
  • @ScottStensland For me this CPU hog was removable without removing entire @-desktop, though I am on Lubuntu. Feb 5 at 14:25

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