If I install something from a .deb, how to remove it?

Goh Lip g.lip at gmx.com
Wed Jun 2 17:54:45 UTC 2010

On 06/03/2010 01:41 AM, arshad wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-06-03 at 01:31 +0800, Goh Lip wrote:
>> On 06/03/2010 01:20 AM, arshad wrote:
>>> If I installed something from software center, i can go back there,
>>> search for it and can remove it.
>>> but if I install something from a .deb package, how can I remove it?
>>> eg. I have installed Oracle VM box from a .deb I downloaded.

>> sudo dpkg -r packagename
>> Regards - Goh Lip
> Thanks Goh Lip,
> how can i get the correct package name?
> like oracle-vm-box or just oracle vm-box or oracle vm box etc....
> thanks.

I don't use that, but to see which is the correct package name, you 
could try the command 'apt-cache policy' and see which gives some 
output, eg....
apt-cache policy oracle-vm-box
apt-cache policy oracle
apt-cache policy vm-box

Package names are one word names.

By the way, similarly you can also remove repository packages by
"sudo apt-get remove packagename" too.

Regards - Goh Lip

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