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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.
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:
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:
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.
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.