Remove a s/w permanantly from ubuntu software center

J dreadpiratejeff at
Sat Sep 3 15:10:17 UTC 2011

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 04:12, Amrit Pal Pathak
<amritpalpathak1 at> wrote:
> Can we remove a software from ubuntu software center permanantly?

If you're talking about removing a piece of software from being
displayed in SC for the world to see, then no, you can not, not that
I'm aware of, at least.
That's different, of course, if you're the legal owner of that
software and wish for it to no longer be offered.  but if that's the
case, you won't get it done asking here.

Now, you're talking about uninstalling software you have installed
from software center, in which case, yes you can.

apt-get remove <package>
apt-get purge <package>

and if you're really feeling froggy, you can do it all with dpkg.

If you want to remove it using software center, then open software
center, click on "Installed Software", pick out the thing you want to
remove and click the Remove button.

Easy as pie.



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