[ubuntu-uk] Right way to completely remove Evolution?

Dean Sas dean at deansas.org
Thu Oct 8 20:54:19 BST 2009

Rob Beard wrote:
> Gordon wrote:
>> I hate it! Apart from the fact that it won't synch properly with Google 
>> calendar, even though it's supposed to....
>> What's the correct procedure for completely removing Evolution from 
>> Remix 9.04?
> I vaguely remember reading something that Evolution is part of the 
> ubuntu-desktop meta package and if you remove it then it'll either 
> remove a whole load of other things or make it hard to do an upgrade, 
> although I could be wrong, I've just run

Evolution is just one front end to evolution-data-server, try removing
that and you lose gnome-panel (calendar when you click on clock) and
other pieces.

> Personally I don't use Evolution, I tend to use Thunderbird instead, 
> although I don't remove it normally, according to apt-get, removing it 
> will only free up a paltry 12.5MB.  Hardly seems worth my while.

I agree, why care? If it's really annoying then just remove it from the

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