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Old 02-06-2017, 12:21 PM   #1
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Question Problem with Albert launcher in Mint 18

Having a problem with an Albert apt in Mint. Installation did not work correctly and I uninstalled it. To do this I used; sudo apt-get remove Albert then sudo apt-get autoremove. The problem is, when I reinstall it doesn't kick off even though I set it up in the startup program. I've noticed 2 things, 1) when I reinstall the name in my menu is not In BOLD letters like it was the first time, 2) after autoremove it says 2 files removed and 2 not updated. Does this mean that their are files from Albert still installed, and could this be the problem? Thanks in advance for your help.
Old 02-07-2017, 05:13 AM   #2
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Hi jms209,

Welcome to LQ!

If you want to remove all files for a package you use:
$ apt-get remove package --purge
The 2 files removed might possibly actually be "2 packages removed". 2 not updated just means there is an update for 2 packages, but you didn't update them.

You don't necessarily need to update unless you want some certain new feature in a certain package. If a package won't install all the way it's usually a bug in the packaging (incorrect dependencies, etc.). So, you can make a bug report for the package.

Or you can do what most newbies do: wait a week or two until someone else has made a report and the problem is fixed.

Or, you can try manually retrieving the package file from a mirror and use
$ dpkg -i --force-depends full_file_name_of_package
And that still might fail, but it's sometimes the only way!

Also, when you install a package(s) the package files are stored in
$ /var/cache/apt/archives/
You can run the above command from that directory. I think Mint automatically installs sudo.
$ man sudo

Last edited by AwesomeMachine; 02-07-2017 at 05:15 AM.
Old 02-07-2017, 06:49 AM   #3
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo install albert
sudo -k
Alt+F2 > albert <enter>
= albert v0.9.3

If you don't know what
apt-get autoremove
does, don't use it.
Some beginner guides for apt and friends at
##### Beginner User Guides: ###

Install it and run it manually.
Do not attempt to stick it in startup, at this time. You seem to have trouble there.
One thing at a time.

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