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Fasn8n 02-27-2006 05:34 PM

Cleaning up the clutter
 
I would like to clear up some of the things I've installed on Ubuntu thus far. I really hate having so much clutter on my machine and I just wanna get rid of the stuff I really don't use.
For example, Konquerer and Firefox... I absolutely hate Konquerer, why would I need 2 browsers especially one I hate. Ya know?
So ultimately what I'm asking is, is there a command in the terminal that will tell me all the programs installed and how would I uninstall them?

brianthegreat 02-27-2006 05:42 PM

sudo apt-get remove "program name"

Then

sudo updatedb

Not real sure if the updatedb command works well with ubuntu considering that I use to believe that the program was for the rpm datebase distros.

Someone prove me wrong or right becuase I would really like to know if the updatedb command should be issued considering a debian based disto.

Or

Is there antoher command such as a deb command that should be run to update the apt0get datebase other than apt-get update??

Fasn8n 02-27-2006 05:46 PM

Well I did it and nothing happened for a second then it went to another line. Doesn't appear anything happened.

brianthegreat 02-27-2006 06:57 PM

You have to use the apt-get command to remove programs.

If you are just not interested in seeing two web browsers in your menus then you can change what programs are displayed.

Of course, I'm answering this question when I'm not in front of my box and do not remember where the program is located. I belive that it is located under the system tab or button. It could be located in another lcation. If you start ripping out all sorts of program then you might make your box insecure. Meaning that you might start creating holes in your OS.

brianthegreat 02-27-2006 06:57 PM

You have to use the apt-get command to remove programs.

If you are just not interested in seeing two web browsers in your menus then you can change what programs are displayed.

Of course, I'm answering this question when I'm not in front of my box and do not remember where the program is located. I belive that it is located under the system tab or button. It could be located in another location. If you start ripping out all sorts of programs then you might make your box insecure. Meaning that you might created holes in your OS.

Fasn8n 02-27-2006 10:11 PM

ah okay, so I dont want those 'holes' in the system. Well how about this... I installed KDE and I really hate it. I don't want that 420MB of space taken up for absolutely nothing, how do I uninstall that?

aysiu 02-27-2006 11:32 PM

Why not use Synaptic Package Manager?

You can sort packages based on what's installed and what's not, then mark the ones for uninstall that you don't want any more. When you're done, click Apply.

Fasn8n 02-28-2006 02:48 PM

I did the apg-get install synaptic and it said it's already installed but i cannot find it. Hmmph.


What about Kubuntu? I tried it, don't like it, I want my 420MB (not that big of a deal but it's the principle) back... Can synaptics uninstall that?

brianthegreat 02-28-2006 03:52 PM

Well it's risky and I do not know if it will work but you can try this.

sudo apt-get remove kde*

Dragineez 03-01-2006 01:11 PM

System Administration
 
Synaptic should be under System=>Administration=>Synaptic Package Manager. Easiest way to hunt and kill unwanted apps. To remove KDE, just select the kubuntu desktop and uninstall that. There _could_ be KDE libs used by other programs you want to keep. If that's true, removing all of KDE and all of its dependencies might kill an app you want to keep.

Fasn8n 03-01-2006 01:45 PM

Awesome, thank you. Found it and going through it now.


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