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#1 User is offline   appsbyaaron 

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:38 PM

I've just installed Bodhi on a netbook and it seems to be running well but I would like to know how to remove software. Is there an easy way to do so?
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:43 PM

Nevermind...sorry for the lame post.
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 12:49 PM

There is quite a bit of information on the wiki about bodhi, but don't worry about asking what you think are silly questions. You should see some of the things I've asked. Somethings seem 'obvious' to people who have used linux for a while, but we were all new to it once. Generally people here understand that :)

If something is well documented people will post a link for you point you in the right direction. Speaking of which - the quick start guide ;)

Cheers
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ps did yout find the solution for this.

You can either use synaptic package manager or my prefered method - open a terminal and type
sudo apt-get remove packagename 

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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:36 PM

Also, it's not a bad idea to do a
sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get autoclean

to remove all orphaned packages and clear the system cache. (last command - "autoclean" doesn't have to be included if the next piece of software removed is within a week/month or so).
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:39 PM

View Postappsbyaaron, on 19 October 2011 - 12:43 PM, said:

Nevermind...sorry for the lame post.

Take it easy there. All of us started asking "lame" questions in the beginning. Don't refrain to ask them.
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:32 PM

And if we really want to split hair there's also command:
sudo apt-get purge [packagename]
which not only remove package but also its configuration files. :)
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Posted 19 October 2011 - 03:34 PM

I've got an alias in bashrc - chuck. I think i changed that to purge rather than remove. Purge is better unless you want to keep config files for whatever reason obviously :/.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Sorry for refreshing this topic, but I have a problem removing a software.

First of all I have to say that this is my first experience with a non-windows OS (never used a mac), and I'll probably write a lot of posts. Secondly, I'm not a native english speaker and I'm sorry if my posts will be sometimes difficult to understand.

Ok, here's my problem. I've installed Thunderbird with the "install now" method. After I decided I didn't want to use it, I deleted it following the procedures indicated in the wiki (Synaptic package manager method). I've run a complete removal. The problem is that after this, thunderbird icon and packages are still there, even if the software is not detected by the system (if I try o run it, the message "Enlightenment was unable to run the application: Thunderbird. The application failed to start" appears).

So, very simple: how do I completely remove this software?

Thank you.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:15 PM

View PostAlesorta, on 15 November 2012 - 01:39 PM, said:

Sorry for refreshing this topic, but I have a problem removing a software.

First of all I have to say that this is my first experience with a non-windows OS (never used a mac), and I'll probably write a lot of posts. Secondly, I'm not a native english speaker and I'm sorry if my posts will be sometimes difficult to understand.

Ok, here's my problem. I've installed Thunderbird with the "install now" method. After I decided I didn't want to use it, I deleted it following the procedures indicated in the wiki (Synaptic package manager method). I've run a complete removal. The problem is that after this, thunderbird icon and packages are still there, even if the software is not detected by the system (if I try o run it, the message "Enlightenment was unable to run the application: Thunderbird. The application failed to start" appears).

So, very simple: how do I completely remove this software?

Thank you.


See if there's still a .desktop file for thunderbird in /usr/share/applications/ or in ~/.local/share/applications and remove them.
It the .desktop files in one of these directories that make apps show in the menu, not the fact if that app is installed or not.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

I can't understand how to reach the second location you mention.

Can you also explain how to delete the packages of an uninstalled software? Using the Synaptic manger I noticed they are still in the PC, but not installed.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

View PostAlesorta, on 15 November 2012 - 02:47 PM, said:

I can't understand how to reach the second location you mention.

Can you also explain how to delete the packages of an uninstalled software? Using the Synaptic manger I noticed they are still in the PC, but not installed.


~ is your home directory,
To find ~/.local/share/applications open your homefolder, make your filemanager show the hidden files and directories and look for the directory .local (the . in front of a file or directory makes it hidden)

If you edit an icon in e17 the .desktop file is saved there,
in /usr/share/applications are the ones installed by the package.

And to remove all cached deb packages apt has stored in /var/cache/apt/archive use
sudo apt-get clean

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:43 PM

I tried both, and both seem not to work.

In the folder you mentioned there's just one file, mimeapps.list. I opened and thunderbird is not in the index of softwares of this file.

Regarding the command, it's just do nothing. When I type it into the Terminology, it asks my password but then it does not process anything. Do I miss something?
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Posted 25 November 2012 - 03:14 AM

There was probably nothing for 'apt-get' to do, so it just exits. When you say it's still there, are you talking about in your menu, or an icon on your launcher? If it's an icon on your launcher, just click on it and drag it to a blank spot on the desktop, it will disappear. If it's in your menu (it shouldn't be but things happen), then in a terminal, type "sudo update-menus".
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:21 AM

If some files are still there after removing packages this should help.

dpkg --get-selections | grep deinstall > tobepurged


You will find tobepurged file in your home directory.Remove every uninstalled word from it.If you have lot of files then in your file manager choose find and replace.Under find type uninstalled and under replace with leave blank.Save file.

cat tobepurged | xargs sudo dpkg -P


That should do the trick! :)
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:33 PM

Btw, what method exactly did you use to remove Thunderbird?

If you open the terminal (Terminology) and type:

sudo apt-get purge thunderbird


that should remove icon from the menu as well.
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

The icons in the menu are coming from the E-cache. MainMenu > Enlightenment > Restart and you should be good.

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