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    How to Remove VirtualBox (or any program)

    How do you uninstall a program?

    I installed VirtualBox with SPM but it doesn't work correctly on my 64 ubuntu so after reading forums saw that a manual install from site seemed to fix the kernel error message I was getting. I downloaded the .deb and tried to install but it says its already installed so it won't install or write over the old package.

    These manual installs don't seem to show up on my "Add/Remove" menu. So reading up more on the forums someone posted a basic command to remove a package:

    sudo dpkg -r vmware

    however, when I try to run that i get an error message:

    dpkg - warning: ignoring request to remove virtualbox which isn't installed.

    Any tips on how I can uninstall. Also is there a better way to take off a package you've installed. For instance I installed vmware but want to take it off. If i enter sudo dpkg -r vmware then I just get the same "can't find" error message.

    Thanks

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    Re: How to Remove VirtualBox (or any program)

    Open synaptic and search for virtualbox, then select it for removal and click apply button in the top left.

    Second option you could remove it from the terminal by sudo apt-get remove (app name), so

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove virtualbox*
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    Re: How to Remove VirtualBox (or any program)

    vmware and VirtualBox are two completely different products.. Which one did you install? vmware has a different way of uninstalling. I think you run vmware-uninstall.sh(or pl, I forget).

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    Re: How to Remove VirtualBox (or any program)

    I should say: there's no Debian packages for vmware.

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    Re: How to Remove VirtualBox (or any program)

    Quote Originally Posted by y@w View Post
    I should say: there's no Debian packages for vmware.
    ehh... Yes there are. In the partner repo.

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    Re: How to Remove VirtualBox (or any program)

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyDL View Post
    How do you uninstall a program?

    I installed VirtualBox with SPM but it doesn't work correctly on my 64 ubuntu so after reading forums saw that a manual install from site seemed to fix the kernel error message I was getting. I downloaded the .deb and tried to install but it says its already installed so it won't install or write over the old package.

    These manual installs don't seem to show up on my "Add/Remove" menu. So reading up more on the forums someone posted a basic command to remove a package:

    sudo dpkg -r vmware

    however, when I try to run that i get an error message:

    dpkg - warning: ignoring request to remove virtualbox which isn't installed.

    Any tips on how I can uninstall. Also is there a better way to take off a package you've installed. For instance I installed vmware but want to take it off. If i enter sudo dpkg -r vmware then I just get the same "can't find" error message.

    Thanks
    Why don't you just open up synaptic and search for virtualbox? Then mark it for complete removal and apply.
    How did you install it? Synaptic? Then the name of the package is "virtualbox-ose".
    Last edited by jocko; August 7th, 2008 at 11:58 PM.

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    Thumbs down Re: How to Remove VirtualBox (or any program)

    Some times the Applications have got the Updates when you make the Update


    so when you remove the Program with there Updates Type
    it is Better, for the System from unused data
    so To remove The virtual box :

    sudo apt-get --purge remove virtualbox
    sudo apt-get --purge remove "Application name"
    Ubuntu : Hi......Microsoft : GoodBye.....

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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    Re: How to Remove VirtualBox (or any program)

    Thanks! I'll give SPM a shot. Didn't think of that. I actually installed both and wanted to remove both. I have a Win license for vmware but that doesn't work on the linux package so didn't want to spend another $189 for a linux license. So installed vmware and want to get rid of it now.

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    Re: How to Remove VirtualBox (or any program)

    Quote Originally Posted by jocko View Post
    ehh... Yes there are. In the partner repo.
    In the partner repo?

    Code:
    $ cat /etc/apt/sources.list | grep partner
    ## 'partner' repository. This software is not part of Ubuntu, but is
    deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
    deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
    
    $ sudo apt-get update
    
    $ aptitude search vmware
    i A xserver-xorg-video-vmware       - X.Org X server -- VMware display driver   
    $
    Am I missing a repository?

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    Re: How to Remove VirtualBox (or any program)

    Sorry, I wasn't aware that they had removed vmware from hardy. I checked the partner repo, and it only has packages for feisty and gutsy... so I was partially wrong (I still use gutsy).

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