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Old 02-04-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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apt-get remove purge wicd still there


Hi,

I'm trying to remove wicd from ubuntu 10.4 with apt-get remove wicd and apt-get purge wicd but its still in the start menu and runs when I click it?

How do i get uninstall wicd?

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:08 PM   #2
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try to remove through synaptic package manager by selecting it and mark it for removal
 
Old 02-05-2012, 01:38 AM   #3
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You can NOT remove or purge with apt-get, it is only for install programs, dpkg is what you should use for that.

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What distro are you running? Doh yes apt-get purge is what you would use.
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Stay wake too long and late looking through too many different distros without enough coffee generate that kind of output, glady somebody is wake !!

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Last edited by ukiuki; 02-06-2012 at 01:16 AM. Reason: error fixed
 
Old 02-05-2012, 08:33 PM   #4
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You can NOT remove or purge with apt-get, it is only for install programs, dpkg is what you should use for that.

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What distro are you running? Doh yes apt-get purge is what you would use.

There are several wicd packages, the ones that show up in Menu are:
wicd-gtk - wired and wireless network manager - GTK+ client
wicd-kde - Wired and wireless network manager - plasmoid

Although they should be removed when you remove 'wicd' which is just a metapackage.

Try running update-menus as user not root.

You can also do:
Code:
apt-get purge wicd*
 
  


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