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    Unable to find a package with apt and dpkg

    Hi everyone..

    I am struggling with one package on my OS Ubuntu 16.04. For some reason, Ubuntu search (toolbar) is finding application Teamviewer but apt and dpkg are not !
    I tried to apt and dpkg remove and purge and force, and nothing helped. First I thought that icon is only because some configuration file left, but that icon really opens Teamviewer application. For some reason, that application do not have any information about what version is about, strange.... but I have no clue how to search that package. Probably it could be Teamviewer version 10. Do you have any idea why that package is not found by apt and dpkg ?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Unable to find a package with apt and dpkg

    Did you install the snap version of Teamviewer? If so, then neither apt nor dpkg will find it because snaps are a completely different animal from regular packages.

    If you installed Teamviewer through a different method entirely, both apt and dpkg will not work either. Apt and dpkg only work with regular apps installed from the standard repos.

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    Re: Unable to find a package with apt and dpkg

    Also check your software sources for teamviewer.
    Code:
    cat /etc/apt/sources.list && ls /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*.list
    To check installed snap packages.
    Code:
    snap list

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    Re: Unable to find a package with apt and dpkg

    In addition to above suggestions, I'd like to add:
    1. Be careful with case on the command line. "teamviewer" and "Teamviewer" are two different things in Linux shells.
    2. Make use of auto-complete. For example, type "dpkg-query --list team" and then hit tab twice to see if you get any matches.
    3. Consider Synaptic as an easier GUI option for this type of search.

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    Re: Unable to find a package with apt and dpkg

    +1 for synaptic package manager, it will show all installed .deb packages regardless of their source.

    https://geek-university.com/linux/synaptic/

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    Re: Unable to find a package with apt and dpkg

    Hi everyone. Thank you so much for helping!
    I found a package. Finally! And I was shocked when I found out that Teamviewer icon was google chrome extension! So strange and confusing

    I found a package with following:
    locate -i "*teamviewer*" and just remove extension in Chrome itself.

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