Remove all traces of app so it can be a fresh install thru Pkg Manager

Asked by LinuxPusher on 2011-01-03

Hi,
I am trying to do a fresh install of Chromium it has become corrupted.
I believe I need to clean the cache?

After I have removed Chromium completely thru pkg man, When I use Synaptic Package Manager to reinstall chromium it says it does not need to download anything.
This is not a fresh install.
I checked for residual etc in pkg man and removed.

I think there is a Terminal command to remove all Chromium.
I thought it was "clean or purge" or "clean cache or purge cache"

Please point me in the right direction.

Thank you

Chris
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actionparsnip
Solved:
2011-01-04
Last query:
2011-01-04
Last reply:
2011-01-04
mycae (mycae) said : #1

Did you uninstall chromium, or chromium-browser? The former is a 2D scrolling shooter game.

the terminal commands would be

sudo apt-get --purge remove chromium-browser

and then

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

can you give the output of:

dpkg -l grep -i chro

Thanks

LinuxPusher (linuxpusher) said : #3

Did G mail make major changes today???
Thank you very much for the assist
Chris.

linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -l grep -i chro
[sudo] password for linuxpusher:
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii grep 2.5.4-4build1 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
No packages found matching -i.
No packages found matching chro.
linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$ clr
No command 'clr' found, did you mean:
 Command 'clm' from package 'mcl' (universe)
 Command 'clp' from package 'coinor-libclp0' (universe)
 Command 'cl' from package 'cl-launch' (universe)
 Command 'cr' from package 'seesat5' (universe)
 Command 'cyr' from package 'console-cyrillic' (universe)
 Command 'cli' from package 'mono-runtime' (main)
clr: command not found
linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$ clear

linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get --purge remove chromium-browser
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  chromium-browser* chromium-browser-inspector* chromium-codecs-ffmpeg*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 55.8MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 192358 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing chromium-browser ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/firefox to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in auto mode.
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/firefox to provide /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser (gnome-www-browser) in auto mode.
Purging configuration files for chromium-browser ...
Removing chromium-codecs-ffmpeg ...
Removing chromium-browser-inspector ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for python-gmenu ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/desktop.en_CA.utf8.cache...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for python-support ...
linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -l grep -i chro
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii grep 2.5.4-4build1 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
No packages found matching -i.
No packages found matching chro.
linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install chromium-browser
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  chromium-browser-inspector chromium-codecs-ffmpeg
Suggested packages:
  chromium-browser-l10n
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  chromium-browser chromium-browser-inspector chromium-codecs-ffmpeg
0 upgraded, 3 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/15.5MB of archives.
After this operation, 55.8MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
Selecting previously deselected package chromium-browser-inspector.
(Reading database ... 192136 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking chromium-browser-inspector (from .../chromium-browser-inspector_8.0.552.224~r68599-0ubuntu0.10.04.1_all.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package chromium-codecs-ffmpeg.
Unpacking chromium-codecs-ffmpeg (from .../chromium-codecs-ffmpeg_0.6+svn20100904r58574+58998-0ubuntu0.10.04.1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package chromium-browser.
Unpacking chromium-browser (from .../chromium-browser_8.0.552.224~r68599-0ubuntu0.10.04.1_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Processing triggers for python-gmenu ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/desktop.en_CA.utf8.cache...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
Processing triggers for python-support ...
Setting up chromium-browser-inspector (8.0.552.224~r68599-0ubuntu0.10.04.1) ...
Setting up chromium-codecs-ffmpeg (0.6+svn20100904r58574+58998-0ubuntu0.10.04.1) ...
Setting up chromium-browser (8.0.552.224~r68599-0ubuntu0.10.04.1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/chromium-browser to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in auto mode.
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/chromium-browser to provide /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser (gnome-www-browser) in auto mode.

linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -l grep -i chro
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-=============================-=============================-==========================================================================
ii grep 2.5.4-4build1 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
No packages found matching -i.
No packages found matching chro.
linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$

LinuxPusher (linuxpusher) said : #4

linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -l grep -i chromium-browser
[sudo] password for linuxpusher:
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii chromium-brows 8.0.552.224~r6 Chromium browser
ii grep 2.5.4-4build1 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
No packages found matching -i.
linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$

LinuxPusher (linuxpusher) said : #5

I removed both chromium (side scroller) and chromium browser.
But I am only concerned with chromium browser.
Thank you very much
Chris.

Sorry. Try:

dpkg -l | grep -i chro

Thanks

LinuxPusher (linuxpusher) said : #7

I forgot to mention after I removed Chromium browser the first time before my help request my laptop would not boot.
It hung during the Ubuntu logo with banner dots.
no esc or down arrow option to repair, I had to power off.
After several unsuccessful attempts to boot into repair I booted with Mint live DVD in an effort to save files.
I will never encrypt my home folder again, scary.
Any way when I tried one last time to boot it worked so I backed up my files and here I am.

I hope this helps someone else.
Thanks again

Chris.

LinuxPusher (linuxpusher) said : #8

linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$ sudo dpkg -l | grep -i chro
[sudo] password for linuxpusher:
ii chromium-browser 8.0.552.224~r68599-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 Chromium browser
ii chromium-browser-inspector 8.0.552.224~r68599-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 page inspector for the chromium-browser
ii chromium-codecs-ffmpeg 0.6+svn20100904r58574+58998-0ubuntu0.10.04.1 Free ffmpeg codecs for the Chromium Browser
ii libatm1 1:2.5.1-1.2 shared library for ATM (Asynchronous Transfe
ii libevent-1.4-2 1.4.13-stable-1 An asynchronous event notification library
ii libpisync1 0.12.4-7ubuntu1 synchronization library for PalmOS devices
ii libschroedinger-1.0-0 1.0.9.is.1.0.8-0ubuntu1 library for encoding/decoding of Dirac video
ii xserver-xorg-video-openchrome 1:0.2.904+svn827-1 X.Org X server -- VIA display driver
linuxpusher@linuxpusher-laptop:~$

sudo apt-get --purge remove chromium-browser chromium-browser-inspector; sudo apt-get --purge autoremove; sudo apt-get clean

You can then delete

~/.config/chromium

If you want to remove the old chromium config

I personally recommend you use the daily PPA for Chromium, it has less of Google's tracking stuff (if that is important to you (I don't mind personally)) as well as being bleeding edge, it also has the future features which won't be in Chrome or months :)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chromium-daily/ppa; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

LinuxPusher (linuxpusher) said : #10

"You can then delete"

"~/.config/chromium"

I need to make command above work

I have minimal command experience.

I need the proper command structure to delete ~/.config/chromium

G mail is missing links.

Thanks again
Chris.

You could have researched how to delete folders and got a faster fix.

If you run:
rm -r ~/.config/chromium

It will be deleted.

LinuxPusher (linuxpusher) said : #12

actionparsnip,

Thats what I missed "-r"

Thank you Very Much!!, for all your patience. :)

I really do appreciate all your help.
I did search for the answer first, I am more than a little challenged this last 30 days.
I have medical conditions.

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Again Thank you

Chris.

Well now you know how to delete a folder at command line :)