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Uninstall programs from Gloria (Xfce)

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:00 am
by jaqian
I installed Gloria/Xfce on a friends computer but I cannot see how to uninstall some programs. I use Isadora/Gnome myself and can easily right-click on the item in the menu to unistall but in Xfce this just launches the application.

Help Please.

Re: Uninstall programs from Gloria (Xfce)

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:07 am
by richyrich
You can use Synaptic Package Manager, find the app, click the little box, and 'Mark for removal'

or use Mint's easy button from the terminal :

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apt remove program_name

Re: Uninstall programs from Gloria (Xfce)

Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:19 am
by SMT
Using synaptic is the easiest way... Mark the package for removal and apply. Marking for complete removal will remove all the stored application data as well.

Using the terminal

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sudo apt-get autoremove package-name
this will remove the package and any dependencies that are unused by any other packages

If you are unsure of the name of the package

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apt-cache search program-name
This will list all the packages that have names or descriptions matching the program. This way you can find the exact package name and apt-get autoremove it

Re: Uninstall programs from Gloria (Xfce)

Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:52 pm
by jaqian
Thanks lads, appreciate it :)