Removing rhythmbox completely

Karl Auer kauer at
Fri Jan 6 12:03:21 UTC 2017

On Fri, 2017-01-06 at 12:31 +0100, zweiund40 wrote:
> I want to deinstall rhythmbox completely from my ubuntu system. Here
> the deinstallation way which I thought would be the right one:

sudo apt-get -q -y install rhythmbox
sudo apt-get -q -y purge rhythmbox
sudo apt-get -q -y autoremove

Then, if necessary run this in a root shell:

for i in /home/* ; do
   cd /home/$i
   rm -fr .cache/rhythmbox
   rm -fr .local/share/rhythmbox

Dunno about orca and the language packs. It may be that those are
installed with regardless of whether you have rhythmbox or not.
Certainly that is the case with the icons.

As for the apt archives, you will have to remove those specific files
manually (or use "apt-get clean" to remove ALL cached packages).

Note: I'm very tired. Above may be silly. Use at own risk.

Regards, K.

Karl Auer (kauer at

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