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Old 08-18-2011, 12:42 PM   #1
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removed firefox, natty narwhal installs chromium.


Hi all,
I installed google chrome and made that my default browser,so I wanted to remove firefox. I did sudo apt-get purge firefox, and it removed firefox, but it also installed chromium! I tried to do sudo apt-get purge chromium, but if i do that, it says:"virtual packeges like 'chromium' can't be removed." How would I go about removing chromium? Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.
 
Old 08-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #2
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It seems that you need to use update-alternatives to set google-chrome as providing gnome-www-browser.

Look at
Code:
man update-alternatives
You will find that you need to do something along the lines of:

Code:
sudo update-alternatives --config gnome-www-browser
I don't use Ubuntu, but the update-alternatives man page should point you in the right direction.

Once google-chrome provides www-browser, then you will be able to remove chromium.
 
Old 08-19-2011, 04:18 PM   #3
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I found an extremely simple workaround. All I had to do was uninstall firefox from the gui!
 
  


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