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    Question Why I can't remove Google Chrome?

    I want to remove Google Chrome so I run in terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove google-chrome
    And appears an error that I can't remove it, what I have to do now?

    Full error is attached.

    Thank in advance!
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    Re: Why I can't remove Google Chrome?

    Hello!

    It isn't really an error message, it's an information message. Like it says, virtual packages like google-chrome can't be removed.

    You can remove it from the desktop or launcher though, and not have to look at it.
    Or just not use it.
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    Re: Why I can't remove Google Chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by manudo View Post
    I want to remove Google Chrome so I run in terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove google-chrome
    And appears an error that I can't remove it, what I have to do now?

    Full error is attached.

    Thank in advance!
    Do you actually have a functional installation of Google Chrome?

    There was a thread some time ago about virtual packages. I'll see if I find a link to it.
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    Re: Why I can't remove Google Chrome?

    See if this link makes any sense:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...14&postcount=9
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    Re: Why I can't remove Google Chrome?

    Would using --purge to remove the config files help for this?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get --purge remove <package name>
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    Re: Why I can't remove Google Chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by manudo View Post
    I want to remove Google Chrome so I run in terminal:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove google-chrome
    And appears an error that I can't remove it, what I have to do now?

    Full error is attached.

    Thank in advance!
    Try
    sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable or
    sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-beta or
    sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-unstable

    If you use
    sudo apt-get purge program-name it will get rid of config files in the system (except for those in /home which have to be removed additionally.)
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    Re: Why I can't remove Google Chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Try
    sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable or
    sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-beta or
    sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-unstable

    If you use
    sudo apt-get purge program-name it will get rid of config files in the system (except for those in /home which have to be removed additionally.)
    That is handy to know, thanks

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    Re: Why I can't remove Google Chrome?

    You will find the Synaptic Package Manager from the software center a good tool for locating correct package names and removing/installing packages.
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    Re: Why I can't remove Google Chrome?

    Dear manudo,

    You could try

    Code:
    sudo apt-get autoremove google-chrome
    This will, probably, remove all the Google Chrome files and settings.

    Good luck!

    The uninstall process of Google Chrome is also described at AskUbuntu.com, so please follow this link: http://askubuntu.com/questions/67047...-google-chrome

    It pretty much says the same as I did, but now you can "hear" it form a reliable resource.

    Yours faithfully,
    linuxorunix
    Last edited by linuxorunix; September 16th, 2012 at 04:34 PM.

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    Re: Why I can't remove Google Chrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by vasa1 View Post
    Try
    sudo apt-get remove google-chrome-stable
    Finally removed, thanks everyone!

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