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Old 10-10-2013, 07:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy Uninstall a program???


Help... How do I uninstall a program. Related to this is that I am not able to find the program in umbuntu software center, yet I am able to log into the program. I want to uninstall it and try to reinstall it properly. The program is not working completly.
 
Old 10-10-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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Indicating what the program is might help. You should be able to remove it with apt-get from a terminal.
 
Old 10-10-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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'The program is Skype. You mentioned "You should be able to remove it with apt-get from a terminal". How do I do that?
 
Old 10-10-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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Run apt-get with root privileges. You have two choices:

Code:
apt-get remove [packagename]    <-----Removes program, leaves config files.
apt-get purge [packagename]    <---------Removes everything associated with the program
Run apt-get --help or man apt-get for more details.

Last edited by frankbell; 10-10-2013 at 09:16 PM.
 
Old 10-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #5
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Hi,

the method of uninstalling software depends on the method used to install it. How did you install it?

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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Extra info maybe. http://askubuntu.com/questions/22806...stalling-skype

$ sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:27 PM   #7
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I went online to skype.com to download it.
 
Old 10-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #8
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How do I run apt-get?
 
Old 10-10-2013, 09:29 PM   #9
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Hi,
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I went online to skype.com to download it.
What was the name of the file you downloaded and what did you do after downloading it?

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Hi,
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How do I run apt-get?
By typing "apt-get" into a terminal and pressing enter. However, it seems you did not use your package manager to install skype, so apt-get will not be able to uninstall it.

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Old 10-10-2013, 09:39 PM   #11
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<programs> <utility> <terminal or counsel> then:
Quote:
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Run apt-get with root privileges. You have two choices:

Code:
apt-get remove [packagename]    <-----Removes program, leaves config files.
apt-get purge [packagename]    <---------Removes everything associated with the program
Run apt-get --help or man apt-get for more details.
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Extra info maybe. http://askubuntu.com/questions/22806...stalling-skype

$ sudo apt-get remove skype skype-bin
or su if you don't have sudo

How to use Bash...

Last edited by jamison20000e; 10-10-2013 at 09:41 PM.
 
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:16 PM   #12
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If it was a *.deb file installed locally with dpkg, I think that dpkg can be used to uninstall it. I've never needed to do that, because I've not wanted to remove any packages that I installed with dpkg.

From the man file:

Quote:
deinstall--The package is selected for deinstallation (i.e. we want to
remove all files, except configuration files).

purge--The package is selected to be purged (i.e. we want to remove
everything from system directories, even configuration files).
The syntax would be like this:

Code:
dpkg deinstall|purge [packagename]
I looked at the man page for gdebi and it does not seem to include a "remove" function, but I would hope that dpkg could handle that; I'm too lazy to test it tonight, though.

Otherwise, it is necessary to know exactly how the package was installed.
 
Old 10-13-2013, 12:00 AM   #13
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apt-get or aptitude is just the front end to dpkg. dpkg is the debian package manager, but it doesn't resolve dependicies. if you installed it through the gui method by clicking on it, then you probably installed it with gdebi.

"apt-get remove skype" should do the job.

Have you tried that as said above? What where your results, can you give screen shots or something. apt-get will remove the program. dpkg is more for the advanced users and is hard to use by its self if you don't clearly understand it.
 
Old 10-13-2013, 10:39 AM   #14
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It's always nice to know when\how solved...

If I remember correctly I used Synaptic for my brief time with Ubuntu, simply because I like it.

Last edited by jamison20000e; 10-13-2013 at 10:53 AM.
 
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How do I run apt-get?
you open a terminal and run
( on Ubuntu )
Code:
sudo apt-get --help
 
  


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