Uninstalling software- Linux Mint 7

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Uninstalling software- Linux Mint 7

Postby jmjhome on Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:58 am

Hello,

This is a question re: Linux Mint 7.

My question here is:

I know I can use "software manager" to add a new program. What I was wondering was, is there a way to remove ones I have put on or ones that are on there that I do not want?

I would rather not use the "Package Manager", but I would like to use the "Software Manager" to do this, or something that removes the whole program, not by looking for its parts as in the Package Manager.

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Uninstalling software- Linux Mint 7

Postby rippedcb on Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:05 am

you can either just go to the program in menu and right click and uninstall or believe it or not uninstalling in PACKAGE MANAGER is the right way of doing it..
just search for the program.. mark for uninstallation.. and it'll even tell u which dependencies can be removed too.. so that will remove the whole program..
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Re: Uninstalling software- Linux Mint 7

Postby mick55 on Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:34 am

Hi

rippedcd is correct, Package Manager is the way to go.

The alternative is to uninstall from the CLI (Command Line)
and there you will have to know the correct syntax, commands,
and package names.

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Re: Uninstalling software- Linux Mint 7

Postby jmjhome on Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:41 pm

Thank you both for your replies.

I see that the package manager does tell you what to remove when you choose one, and is very useful. The only reason I am hesitant to use it was because I made a couple of mistakes adding and subtracting packages, then had continual problems after that, that was with Ubuntu. Had to reinstall the entire OS more than once. I don't quite understand the packages well and how they work, I suppose if I did then it would actually be better to use it then I would have more control. Perhaps someday when I have more experience.

I tried the software manager, right clicked, then chose uninstall, and tried this to remove 2 different programs, however where it says "Packages to be removed" underneath it says "segmentation fault".

Any idea why that is not working?

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Re: Uninstalling software- Linux Mint 7

Postby mick55 on Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:29 pm

Try uninstalling through Package Manager since it is a more universal tool.

Also if you want a more specific answer it would help to know
what it is you are attempting to uninstall.

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Re: Uninstalling software- Linux Mint 7

Postby jmjhome on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:01 pm

Hi,

Thank you both for your help.

I was going to try the package manager, but funny enough, it starts to open then closes itself down!

That is the first time that has happened.

Weird!!

I tried uninstall with the right click a few times, and it looked like it removed the programs, but they still work. Does that have something to do with why I can't use the package manager now?

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Re: Uninstalling software- Linux Mint 7

Postby mick55 on Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:18 pm

hi again

You still haven't told us what you're trying to uninstall.
Can't really help you much without some specific information.

You said
I tried uninstall with the right click a few times, and it looked like it removed the programs, but they still work. Does that have something to do with why I can't use the package manager now?


Uninstall from where?Uninstall what?

If you haven't already done so, reboot and see if you can
access package manager.

Please try and provide some more specific details

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Re: Uninstalling software- Linux Mint 7

Postby jmjhome on Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:42 pm

Hi again,

I guess my biggest problem right now is that Package Manager and Mint install are not working correctly. the former shuts down when I open up, and the latter won't add any new programs. The same happens after reboot.

However, to answer your question, I tried to uninstall the following:

Internet Explorer- Wouldn't uninstall with Wine or with right click on the menu.
Opera
Giver
Pidgin
Skype
Kompozer
Xchat
Homebank

I am familiar with package manager, just sometimes pick the wrong packages to add/ subtract.

Thanks again for your time in this.

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Re: Uninstalling software- Linux Mint 7

Postby jmjhome on Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:45 am

Hi All,

I have decided to reinstall the OS, now package manager is working. I will use that from now on.

Thanks all for your replies

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