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Old 08-07-2013, 03:26 AM   #1
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how to completly remove package chromium-browser?

Hello ,
How do I get apt-get to completely uninstall a package? so I reinstall again full , for exemple chromium-browser when I did on Kali
apt-get install chromium-browser
it says need to get 48 MB of packges space ... i dont what 138 MB will be used ... anyway and needed to make it run as root changed the geteuid to getppid with hexedit and I think I missed with other values by mistake so i want to reinstall chromium and when I do
apt-get --purge remove chromuim-browser
it says 1.784kb space will be freed i type Y than when I do
apt-get isntall chromium-browser
it says 1.784 kb space will be please help me
Old 08-07-2013, 03:30 AM   #2
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aptitude purge chromium-browser
should automatically remove the orphaned dependencies as well (apt-get just marks them as pending removal at the next 'autoremove')
For maximum visibility and control use aptitudes ncurses interface.

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Old 08-07-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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The name "chromium-browser" is a leftover from some years ago, when the package "chromium" installed some game and "chromium-browser" the... browser with the same name.Today, the game package is named "chromium-bsu" and the browser package is named just "chromium".

So, upon installing "chromium-browser" you install a metapackage that installs "chromium". Removing it only removes the metapackage
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:35 PM   #4
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thank you for the terminal command descendant_command but it seems like jim_p correct i should use
aptitude purge chromium
and removed packages 100% here are some pics
here you go when I do
aptitude purge chromium-browser
and here when I do
aptitude purge chromium
and gratz for me I can redownload chromium from 0 and it works 100%


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