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Questions tagged [purge]

Questions about purge or clean remove of applications, kernels, services, etc.

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Purged packages, now APT says many packages (half the system) are no longer required

Purged unused Modem + Printer + Bluetooth drivers, now APT says 'half the system is no longer required' However removing them will break my os. What do you do to fix this? How do I re-install the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1, Sub-process dpkg and Apache2

I've been trying hours to sort out this issue, it all started yesterday during a failed install of phpmyadmin when i lost server connection after a lamp stack install that inturn played havoc with ...
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/etc/manpath.config missing when I reinstall manpage

$apt install man apt-get install manpages-zh then apt-get purge manpages-zh $apt purge manpage then $apt install man $apt-get install manpages-zh it shows /usr/bin/mandb: can't open the ...
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restore system after “accidental” purge

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I installed biopython package with the install-suggested option, not realizing that it would also install the suggested packages of the suggested packages of the ...
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Can't open Nvidia settings & NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver

I installed the Nvidia drivers succesfully once, then I removed them because I had problems with optimus. But because I need them now to run a couple of programs and games. Using dpkg -l | grep ...
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linux kernel file is accidentally removed, but still have access to server [duplicate]

My server's /boot partition was 100% full and I decided to run apt-get purge. I know, sounds strange, but accidentally I ran # apt-get purge linux-image-4.1 instead of apt-get purge linux-image-4.10....
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how to uninstall php7.0 from ubuntu server [duplicate]

i need to uninstall my php version 7.0. when i try the command sudo apt-get purge php7.0 i get the following error messages E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily ...
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Is is safe to remove all of *-doc packages?

I'm getting used to Ubuntu Environment, but I don't know a lot of things and I'm still learning about it. I recently figured out "*-doc" packages are useless inside Ubuntu OS itself. e.g when I ...
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How can I tell if /boot has free space? [duplicate]

gksudo for Baobab Disk Usage Analyzer doesn't show /boot. I recently removed several old kernels. How can I verify that I've freed up space in /boot? Backstory — I started spring cleaning because ...
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Unable to remove apache2 from ubuntu16.04

i am trying to uninstall apache2 using apt-get purge apache2 it is showing this root@indrajit-MacBookPro:/home/indrajit# apt-get purge apache2 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Uninstalled snapd with core system apps

After installing Ubuntu 18.04 I noticed high bandwidth traffic with the process snapd and since I don't use snap apps I decided to remove snap. I used this command $ sudo apt purge snapd ubuntu-core-...
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Purge ufw log file

Is there a way I can purge (empty) the ufw log file (located in /var/log/ufw.log) ? I tried "rm" it didn't work. I tried to stop ufw, delete the file, I couldn't do it. Everybody talks about log ...
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uninstalled nvidia drivers still showing in “additional drivers” tab

I tried literally everything to uninstall Nvidia drivers from Ubuntu 16.04 but they are somehow still showing in the "Additional drivers" tab. What am I missing? I'd like to purge them before trying ...
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XFCE Desktop error at uninstalling, “xubuntu-default-settings” missing

How do I get rid of XFCE without having to install "xubuntu-default-settings"? Since that package can't be installed in my 16.04 system, how can i purge "xubuntu-desktop"?
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Purge Pinta in 16.04

I installed and removed pinta, the image editor. I removed it using: sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove pinta I thought this would remove all vestiges of the program. But it still shows up when I run ...
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Purge snapd does not delete package files

I removed snapd from my computer by following the instructions at https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2328152: sudo apt purge snapd ubuntu-core-launcher squashfs-tools However, my system is ...
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sudo does not work after purging an app [duplicate]

After I removed an app with purge, I cannot use sudo or apt-get any more and get this error. -bash: /usr/bin/sudo: No such file or directory Do you have any suggestions? version: Ubuntu 16.04
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Cannot purge or remove failed Google-chrome-stable installation on Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I tried installing Google-Chrome-Stable on Ubuntu 16.04 from the graphical interface following instructions on https://www.linuxbabe.com/ubuntu/install-google-chrome-ubuntu-16-04-lts ... but it hung (...
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Show files that will be removed with apt-get remove and purge

In this question is described how to remove an application with apt-get using the options remove and purge. Is there a way to list which files are going to be removed with those before effectively ...
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Purging unixodbc

As I understand, when using apt-get purge as opposed to remove, it is supposed to delete configuration files as well, not just the binaries, but when I do sudo apt-get purge unixodbc It's files, ...
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apt remove vs purge [duplicate]

I see sudo apt remove package_name and sudo apt purge package_name, but what is the difference? is one safer than the other or does one remove packages installed by that package?
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How to purge eXist-db from Ubuntu 16.04?

I've uninstalled eXists-db (through the uninstall.jar file) and the system tray icon keeps appearing when switching work spaces. How can I purge any remains of the program?
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Package is installed and is not detected. (gradle)

I installed gradle by typical way: sudo apt install gradle Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done gradle is already the newest version (3.5-...
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I want to remove old linux kernels

But they're persistent. I've tried synaptic, dpkg --purge, and apt remove, bikeshed's purge-old-kernels, and several scripts for removal in other question-answers. All these commands think the old ...
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I can't apt-upgrade,purge or install anything ubuntu 14.04

I am able to do apt-get update but I can't upgrade, install or purge. I am getting the following error: libc-devv-bin: Depends: libc6 (<2.20) but 2.24-9 is to be installed libc-l10n: Breaks: ...
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Why there is an update-initramfs error when removing a kernel by dpkg? [duplicate]

I got the following output when removing a kernel by dpkg --purge : Removing linux-headers-3.13.0-112-generic (3.13.0-112.159) ... Removing linux-image-extra-3.13.0-112-generic (3.13.0-112.159) ... ...
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an idea for refreshing the Ubuntu 16.04 system

I have some problems installing software and am wondering about refreshing the whole system. Can I list my installed packages using pip freeze and purge them using apt-get sudo apt-get purge package ...
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Fatal error occurred during setting up git server

I would like to set up a git server with apt-get. Here is how it went: # apt-get install git-core Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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How to remove this old kernel?

When I try to autoremove, I get these errors: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: linux-image-...
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How to uninstall a program in linux? [duplicate]

I tried uninstalling PCL 1.7.2 which I had installed manually (without sudo apt-get) but when I tried to remove them using the apt-get remove command, terminal showed me those files cannot be ...
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How do I remove libre office configurations

So I was messing around in the Libre Office settings and enabled Open GL (Hoping for GL acceleration) . Once I restarted Libre office, It would load, but a window would appear briefly and close. I ...
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How can one recover from running out of space during an apt installation on a fresh system?

Consider a "fresh" system that doesn't have user files that can be deleted easily to reclaim hard drive space. On such a system, how can one recover from running out of space during an apt ...
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Removing old kernels [duplicate]

I used this command echo $(dpkg --list | grep linux-image | awk '{ print $2 }' | sort -V | sed -n '/'`uname -r`'/q;p') $(dpkg --list | grep linux-headers | awk '{ print $2 }' | sort -V | sed -n '/'"$(...
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What's the name of the package to record YouTube audio to mp3?

I'm trying to remove a package that records YouTube audio to .mp3 files but can't remember the package name. I'm using sudo apt-get purge <package name> but I enter the package name ...
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How to complete remove software?

How could we uninstall completely a software? Knowing that the command sudo apt remove (or purge) software doesn't allow us to remove a software, because of the following comment on man apt : ...
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How to uninstall and completely remove Pantheon desktop on Ubuntu GNOME 16.10

I switched from Windows to Ubuntu GNOME a couple of weeks ago, so I am pretty new to all of this. I installed Ubuntu GNOME and decided I wanted to give Pantheon desktop a try. I added the repository ...
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Memtest86 in Ubuntu 14.04 problem

I use Ubuntu 14.04 and I tried to update it (to the latest distribution) but I encountered an error. I don't quite remember the error message. Reading tips from some forums, I moved on to cleaning ...
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apt purge/remove is not freeing up all of the space that it should

I installed the cinnamon desktop with apt and it said it was about 85mb. But when I use sudo apt remove cinnamon or sudo apt purge cinnamon, the amount of disk space that it says it is freeing up is ...
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Cleaning ubuntu from residual files left after removed packages

I removed lot of packages over the time from system using apt remove instead of apt purge. Once I removed a package using apt remove and cleaned my system using bleachbit. After somedays I ran the apt ...
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Has VirtualBox been cleanly and fully removed?

I installed VirtualBox when I was running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18 from the official repository (details are given on the official site), however when I upgraded to Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with ...
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Removing Adobe Acrobat (acroread) can still run?

I recently installed the Adobe Acrobat hoping it's like the Microsoft version but evince is still better if you ask me. I have been trying to remove it using sudo apt-get purge acroread && ...
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Octave installation after purging previous installation

I installed the octave 4.0.3 version and for some reason the command window didn't show any text. I dont know why i decided to purge the installation and start all over thinking i messed up somewhere ...
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Unable to purge mysql -server

I am new to ubuntu. I am trying to uninstall mysql-server, while i'm doing it the purging process gets stuck at the line Renaming removed key_buffer and myisam-recover options (if present) and later ...
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Evolution messages keeps coming back after uninstall and install

I am unable to perform a fresh installation of Evolution. I tried all the methods given in the post How do I completely remove Evolution?. But it doesn't help. After I uninstall and reinstall I end ...
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Fouled up my openjdk-8-jre

Ubuntu 16.04. I was trying to run pycharm, and realized that I must have corrupted my jre at some point. Even after doing: sudo apt purge openjdk-8-jre running java -version gives me: nick@...
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What other software is available to remove old files/kernels to increase space and cleanup drive?

Like many others users, I need to remove files/kernels to increase space because I'm getting the error message that says I can't update because I have don't have enough space in /boot. I've searched ...
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How to fully remove QEMU/KVM?

I have QEMU installed but as I don't really use it and it's recently had lots of security vulnerabilities discovered in it so I would like to fully remove it. I installed it with sudo apt-get install ...
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How can I list the packages I removed on a specific day?

On May 05, 2016, I had removed some packages from my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. Now I want to make a list of those packages which I had removed on that day. How can I do it using Terminal? However, I can ...
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Why is there no “purge” command in apt's manpage

CLI for apt. Basic commands: list - list packages based on package names search - search in package descriptions show - show package details - ...
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Completely remove openssl dev version

I installed openssl dev version from github. However, I now wish to remove it to install openssl from the official repos. I tried to remove it using sudo apt-get remove --purge openssl but it's still ...