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jones5 11-12-2018 06:11 PM

Uninstalling GoogleDrive and Google Calendar
Trying to uninstall Google Drive and Google Calendar using Terminal.
Getting response - 'unable to locate package Grive-tools'. Any ideas for a way forward?

hydrurga 11-12-2018 07:35 PM

How, and from where, did you install them originally?

berndbausch 11-12-2018 08:24 PM

And what command did you use to uninstall them?

jones5 11-13-2018 05:23 PM

Came pre-loaded with Peppermint. Tried Sudo apt-remove Grive-tools. And sudo apt-purge Grive-tools.

hydrurga 11-13-2018 06:00 PM


Originally Posted by jones5 (Post 5925762)
Came pre-loaded with Peppermint. Tried Sudo apt-remove Grive-tools. And sudo apt-purge Grive-tools.

The command is apt, so it should be sudo apt purge packagename, without the hyphen.

Are you sure that grive-tools is the correct package name? If you right-click on the links to Google Drive and Google Calendar and choose "Properties" or similar, what command do the links represent?

jones5 11-13-2018 06:27 PM

On reflection I think these may be cloud apps run through ICE. I am not familiar with how Peppermint actually uses these but I think a fair amount of apps are not actually loaded onto the OS. I wonder if these are simply icons on my desktop providing a link to the off-machine app. However I would like to remove anything google. There do not appear to be any right click links to verify the actual package name.

hydrurga 11-13-2018 07:16 PM

The right-click link wouldn't verify the package name, it would show the command that is being executed when the link is clicked, and from there you could ask the package manager what package is linked to that command.

However if that is not working for you, you could always ask the package manager if it has any packages with grive in their name:


dpkg -l "*grive*"

jones5 11-14-2018 07:16 AM

Right click shows command:

chromium-browser --app=

Query of package manager shows:

dpkg-query: no packages found matching *grive*

hydrurga 11-14-2018 07:17 AM

Thanks. And Google Calendar?

jones5 11-14-2018 08:14 AM

Right click Calendar shows:

chromium-browser --app=

hydrurga 11-14-2018 08:56 AM

Great. Both are web apps then, so, on the face of it, no local packages to delete.

jones5 11-14-2018 11:11 AM

That's fine. So with these ICE/web apps (there appear to be quite a few) - I can ignore them as far as anything being on my system? I want to keep the OS as light as possible. Can I just delete the links for them in the menu?

ondoho 11-14-2018 12:32 PM

^ yes, and yes.

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