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Old 03-13-2019, 04:23 PM   #1
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SKYPE - How to remove from Ubuntu 18.10


I am brand new to using Linux (Ubuntu 18.10).. have just downloaded and installed last week on my HP Desk Top PC ... I have no camera nor microphone, thus cannot use Skype ... how do I get rid of it? I am an X-Windows 10 user ... so am very ignorant about Linux - Thank you

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:01 PM   #2
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Hi Hud, and welcome to LQ.

First of all, find out which variant you have installed:
Code:
dpkg -l "*skype*"
Once you learn which package it is, remove it with:

Code:
sudo apt purge packagename
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:01 PM   #3
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How did you install it? Was it by going to skyp's web site and downloading or through Ubuntu's software center (or whatever it's called)?
 
Old 03-13-2019, 05:05 PM   #4
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Please note also that Ubuntu 18.10 is only supported until July. If you don't want to update it at that point, you would be better to install the latest long-term version, 18.04.
 
Old 03-13-2019, 05:52 PM   #5
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Haven't Ubuntu gone to using (preferring ?) snaps these days ?.
Question to the OP - why do you care ?. Disk is cheap - purging software (with apt) has been known to remove other components; snaps ameliorate that.

Caveat - not a Ubuntu user for the last several years.
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 05:59 PM   #6
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Haven't Ubuntu gone to using (preferring ?) snaps these days ?.
Question to the OP - why do you care ?. Disk is cheap - purging software (with apt) has been known to remove other components; snaps ameliorate that.

Caveat - not a Ubuntu user for the last several years.
Now that is a good call. If the first dpkg command doesn't come up with anything then that is the way to go.
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:01 PM   #7
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According to the Ubuntu site below, Skype is not available in the Ubuntu repositories and must be downloaded from the Skype site. So the question is, in your case why did you install it or did you install it?

https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubunt...-skype.html.en

You can try the suggestions at the link below.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/1069...o-remove-skype

Or if you used the 'snap' package, check the link below.

http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/...e-ubuntu-snap/
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 07:24 PM   #8
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hydrurga,sevendogsbsd,syg00,yancek: Thanks for your responses - I will attempt to explain - My Laptop is a Windows 10 and I was moving some files, etc. over to this DeskTop (Ubuntu 18.10) and somehow brought Skype over much to my dismay( I have had a very bad experience with Skype ... along with a constant battle with Microsoft ) - This is how Skype became installed on this computer -

I will find out which variant I have and attempt to uninstall per your directions ... Thank you -

Of course, I would want to update ... but what happens after July ... will there not be any way to take care of necessary patches, etc. ?

"Why do I care?" ... As stated above, I had a very bad experience with Skype ... along with constantly being under the ever watching eye of Microsoft ... they called it "Tracking" ... I call it "Stalking" ... Here in Montana, "stalking" is illegal ... but there is nothing that can be done because of the terminology used ...i.e., the legal definitions between "tracking" and "stalking" - So, the best thing to do , for me, is to divorce myself from Microsoft/Windows 10 all together ... which I am doing -

Again, I thank all of you for your input -

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Old 03-13-2019, 08:45 PM   #9
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Ok. That's strange as Skype for Windows shouldn't run on Linux, and it certainly couldn't become "installed" just by copying it over from Windows (and thus my instructions above are moot). Perhaps it is running, or trying to run, under Wine? Have you actually run the program on Linux or is it just there as a series of files and/or directories?

As of July, you will need to upgrade 18.10 to 19.04, and that version will then last 9 months until you need to upgrade to 19.10. 18.10 will stop receiving patches and updates at the end of its support period. Usually, unless there is a pressing reason to do otherwise, folk tend to install the long term versions (18.04, 20.04 etc) which have up to 5 years support.
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:51 PM   #10
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Sorry - wrong thread.
 
Old 03-13-2019, 09:09 PM   #11
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hydrurga: I do not think I just "moved" it over, apparently I unknowingly, in my ignorance "installed"it somehow ... for it is running - The first thing I see on my display after I sign in and the desktop appears,is Skype ... it is if I were in Windows - Of course, I "quit" it so that it stops until the next day when I start the computer again - I have not tried to use it because I have no camera nor microphone on this computer ... just on my laptop -Too, I dislike it and will not use it again -

That is fine... as long as I can upgrade, etc., without having to reinstall an OS -

Thank you -

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Old 03-13-2019, 11:09 PM   #12
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Yeah, autostart can be a pain - uninstall it as above should clean it all up.
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 02:57 AM   #13
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I have to admit that I am intrigued as to how this has come about.

Please paste the output from the dpkg command given in post #2 when you get a moment.
 
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syg00: Thank you

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Old 03-14-2019, 03:18 AM   #15
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hydrurga: Will do -

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