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

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Multiple apps still show in output when updating despite being “removed”

I downloaded Wine and Runescape when I first got my computer, and haven't had a need for either and tried to remove them. Yet everytime I update it says connecting to both of them in the terminal ...
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'snap list' shows 3 installed packages, can I still purge snapd on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?

I found with a search machine Safe to remove snap on Ubuntu Server?. In this posting his snap list output is empty. No installed packages. At me the list not empty.. version, Raspberry Pi 4 hardware (...
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How to purge WineHQ PPA? doesn't appears in sources after added

Kubuntu 20.04 64 Bit, fresh install with some gaming applications. ls -al /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ total 32 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 jun 2 08:04 . drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 4096 jun 2 08:04 .. -rw-...
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firefox-locale-en

There is a package called firefox-locale-en on my system (Ubuntu 20.04 lts), even though I have uninstalled Firefox on the very first day. Is it safe to purge it with sudo apt purge firefox-locale-en? ...
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How to purge an application via Ubuntu-Software-Center with all its dependencies?

As far as I now, if you install an app with sudo apt install app you can then remove it via sudo apt remove app or sudo apt purge app. I think the difference is that the second method will also remove ...
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How to completely remove a program downloaded via snap? [duplicate]

I downloaded eclipse via snap and no longer want it in my system. I used snap remove eclipse and the IDE was removed but if I do the reverse process snap install eclipse --classic , the IDE is ...
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no apt package “atom” .but there is a snap with that name [duplicate]

I installed atom.Then i removed it with '''sudo apt-get remove atom''' command. Now when i tried '''sudo apt-get remove --purge atom''' , it shows '''" no apt package "atom", but there is sanp with ...
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How do I remove Brave completely?

Some time ago I installed Brave but I didn't like it, so I removed it with sudo apt-get remove --purge brave-browser. After some time I had to reinstall it because I needed a Chromium-based browser. ...
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apt-get not found after running some purge commands

I am very new to ubuntu, my OS is ubuntu 18.04 LTS during installation of some applications, I ran following commands: sudo apt-get install ppa-purge mkdir ppa-purge && cd ppa-purge &&...
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Uninstalled Firefox still here

I purged firefox(*) and deleted /etc/firefox and /usr/lib/firefox, the whole .cache thing and so on as already mentioned in Removing Firefox in Ubuntu with all add-ons like it never existed After all,...
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Can't purge and reinstall nvidia drivers from Ubuntu 18.04

I haven't managed to get steam games working on the nvidia GPU and now I'm trying to reinstall it to see if it helps. However purge is not working. --fix-broken and variants didn't work. How can I ...
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Do I have to run apt-get remove package_name before apt-get purge package_name?

I want to uninstall a package and erase its settings. Do I have to run: sudo apt-get remove package_name and only then: sudo apt-get purge package_name ? Or the latter would be enough?
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Uninstall package vs. Purge package [duplicate]

What is the difference between uninstalling and purging a package? As I understand it, purging a package also removes all the configuration data. Then, my question, why would I remove a package but ...
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Python files missing [duplicate]

I committed a big mistake. I issued the following command on my terminal sudo apt-get purge python I didn't read what it removed :( I use LaTeX typesetting system and some of it's packages are not ...
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When I completely remove ClamAV, ClamD stays behind

Also, it takes up 50% CPU a lot of the time on my small VPS, is that normal, and how do I remove clamd without just deleting it from usr/sbin etc?
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sudo locale-gen --purge restored the data on hard disk

I was not able to open terminal(using right-click) in linux machine using nautilus command via mobaxterm. I was getting the error: Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/...
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Trouble purging WINE after upgrade (17.10 to 18.04 LTS)

After upgrading a machine from 17.10 to 18.04LTS, the previously happy installation of Wine appears to be borked. Given the many issues reported (and the interesting comments from Clem on Linux Mint ...
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Nouveau driver issue

The computer needs randomly two consecutive boots to start. Here is what happened: After installing indicator-cpufreq and running openssl speed together with turbostat, I needed two boots to start ...
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Blacklist or purge brcmfmac on Ubuntu 19.04

I need to either blacklist or purge the broadcom driver brcmfmac in order to disable a broadcom wifi/bluetooth adapter in my system. Can anybody explain to me how to do it? The reason is I'm running ...
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Purging a Package Is About to Purge a Lot of Dependencies

I was experimenting with having two different versions of Emacs (24 and 25) side-by-side on my Ubuntu 16.04 machine. Now I would like to remove Emacs 25 because it errored during the installation (...
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How to rollback to an older kernel on 16.04/purge kernel automatically installs new one?

unattended-upgrade recently automatically upgrade my kernel to 4.4.0-143 but it does not work with Nvidia graphic cards so I decided to roll back to previous version. I am able to boot to an older ...
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Purged python3 , terminal , software center and some packages are missing

I was trying to remove python3 and reinstall it, but didn't had an idea about purge, so accidentally purged it. Now terminal, software center, and important library are missing. I am aware of the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Purging ElasticSeach

I installed elasticsearch 6.6.1 on Ubuntu 14.04 but ran into some difficulties. I wish to completely uninstall elasticsearch and install an older version. When I ran sudo apt-get --purge autoremove ...
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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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/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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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-...