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April 30th, 2008, 10:08 PM
I had ubuntu installed in my system (7.10) then I installed the KDE so it became kubuntu, then I upgraded ubuntu to 8.04, I now want to uninstall the KDE and all its dependencies & packages ... how can I do that ... ? I want only ubuntu and the packages that came with it.


April 30th, 2008, 10:21 PM

April 30th, 2008, 10:21 PM
sudo aptitude remove kubuntu-desktop

also, have a look here: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/kde

April 30th, 2008, 10:24 PM
That made some uninstall process, but all the KDE packages is still there and KDE session is still there when I restart!

April 30th, 2008, 10:30 PM
do you have kde applictions installed, they may need certain packages to operate?

April 30th, 2008, 10:44 PM
ok, at least I want all the packages that came with KDE to be uninstalled !
because that command you gave me, didnt actually do anything! every thing is still there. the KDE & the konquerer for example ... and alot of packages that their names start with kde.

April 30th, 2008, 10:57 PM
hi, it was years ago since i tried that, and can't remember any problems, were you logged out of a kde session when you tried the command, ie, gnome, or terminal session? if not, perhaps try that.

best of luck

Have a look at this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-503151.html

i haven't used the 'sudo apt-get autoremove --purge kde-desktop' command mentioned in the thread, so am not comfortable recommending it. perhaps read the full thread and decide for yourself,

April 30th, 2008, 11:59 PM
actually I was logged in Gnome when I did that, but thank you anyway , I will take a look at the link and come back to you.

May 1st, 2008, 12:07 AM
I found a huge command in the site you gave me (http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-503151.html) under remove kubuntu section, and I pasted it in the terminal. it seems that it removes all the kde packages one by one, and it worked fine ..
Thank you very much :)

May 1st, 2008, 12:13 AM
glad to help:-)