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Old 01-11-2016, 04:10 AM   #1
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How to remove VLC player from raspbian

Please tell me how to get this cancer off my raspberry pi. It doesn't work it never has, it's great on a mac and on windows, but a raspberry pi does not have the resources to run video on it but I can't get rid of it. I have tried all the following:
sudo apt-get remove vlc

sudo apt-get purge vlc

sudo apt-get remove vlc nox
rebooted after each of these, open up terminal window type vlc, and up it pops.

I am happy to remove it manually if someone can point me at all the files it resides in.

Kind regards
Old 01-11-2016, 04:45 AM   #2
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Your last command should be:

sudo apt-get purge vlc-nox
Also try this:

sudo apt-get purge vlc-data
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Hi there, thank you for the post, but these did not work either, I had to go through and strip it all out manually in the end.
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Originally Posted by iFunction View Post
Hi there, thank you for the post, but these did not work either, I had to go through and strip it all out manually in the end.
this left your packet manager in a very unclear state.
don't expect to be able to make updates anymore.

with just a little more patience, you could have solved this properly.

"did not work" is too vague in itself.

a manual cleanup might be possible now.
post output of
dpkg -l 'vlc*'
actually all this depends on how you installed vlc in the first place.

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