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Oct 12, 2010

I sudo apt-get removed Firefox from my system in favor of Google Chrome. However, Ubuntu still prompts me to upgrade Firefox. How do I stop that? Also, whenever I click on HTML files, Firefox is still the one that loads by default. How can that be if I've sudo apt-get removed it? And Firefox is still in my Applications->Internet menu... So, was my sudo apt-get remove successful?

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Mar 7, 2011

Basically, after installing gnome-desktop-environment, and then removing empathy (as I don't like it, and don't want to see it in my menu, don't want it taking up space, etc) results in all of the below packages queued for autoremove:

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Oct 14, 2010

I use Ubuntu 10.04.1. When i write to terminal "sudo firefox" it opens the firefox with the default users config settings. But when i write "sudo nautilus" it open the nautilus with new config settings. This means there is a problem on my system ? (when i open the firefox with "gksudo", it is using as new user (root user's) config files but nautilus is opening with the root user's files also with "sudo").

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Jan 26, 2010

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Feb 23, 2010

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Feb 25, 2011

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Ended up with "Namoroka" which seems to be Firefox 3.6, and it's a prerelease version.

Flash works under my admin id but not under normal user id. Reinstalling Flash didn't help. Want to revert to Firefox 2 that came with Ubuntu 8.04 so Flash will work again.

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Jan 29, 2010

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Jun 6, 2010

I want to remove sudo so may existing user can only use su.But sudo is associated with dependence`s gnome and many more.How to remove damned thing Can i just remove sudo and then reinstall those 14 package`s, will this work ?

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       


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Nov 16, 2009

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Feb 12, 2010

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Removing cups ...
Stopping Common Unix Printing System: cupsd.
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Apr 2, 2011

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Ubuntu :: Sudo Apt-get Remove Gnome Session Errors

May 30, 2011

This is the error I get when removing gnome-session:
alex@alex:~$ sudo apt-get remove gnome-session
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies.
ubuntu-desktop : Depends: gnome-session but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: banshee-extension-ubuntuonemusicstore but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: gnome-accessibility-themes but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: ubuntuone-client-gnome but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

And this is what happens when I do apt-get -f install:
alex@alex:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
[sudo] password for alex:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done

The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.

The following extra packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:

The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 21 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/11.8 kB of archives.
After this operation, 8,192 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 250821 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace gnome-session 3.0.1-0ubuntu1~build2 (using .../gnome-session_3.0.2-0ubuntu3~natty1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement gnome-session ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/gnome-session_3.0.2-0ubuntu3~natty1_all.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/share/xsessions/gnome-shell.desktop', which is also in package gnome-shell 3.0.1-0ubuntu1~build1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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Jul 10, 2011

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Now, while googling for a removal instruction, I've read that the sudo command is tied to system functions on some Ubuntu live systems and can't be removed easily. Does anyone know if this applies to the 10.04 live version used by UNetbootin and how to work around this problem?

If not, is it simply enough to remove 'sudo' via the software center? I find many tutorials on how to switch from su to sudo but not much about the other way around.

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May 9, 2015

I've installed Debian GNU/Linux, from a Testing NetInstall ISO, then after setting up the system, I've installed the KDE desktop.Well, I like to have a system with the applications I want, not the applications that the system wants for me, I mean, that's the point of GNU/Linux, isn't?

Thus I want to remove some applications from KDE, let's say KWrite. I know it's a good text editor, but Kate is way better, at least for me, and... I should have the authority to decide what applications I want on my system, I think you got the point.So I installed Kate, and when I try to remove KWrite, APT asks me to remove nothing but this applications: kde-baseapps kde-plasma-desktop.

I don't understand why do KDE forces me to get rid of the entire desktop... when I'm just trying to remove a single application, and a replacement it's already installed.

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Jan 12, 2010

Depending on whether I launched it with gnome do or the main menu I got a different 'version' of spotify, I could tell this because it had different searches remembered. I tried removing wine and spotify and gnome do via synaptic and completely remove and then the option to remove configuration files left over. I did a search and there were loads of wine files left so I just deleted. When I reinstalled wine, spotify and gnome do the same problem occurred.

Also Firefox started crashing ubuntu, just freezing it, so I tried to uninstall completely, but when I restarted it kept the same add ons and still crashed. So I uninstalled again and tried to delete all firefox folders but I can't work out how to do it as root.

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Mar 26, 2011

I have a win7 laptop and installed a dual-boot ubuntu 10.10. I'm using firefox & thunderbird, shared between windows and ubuntu (default profiles are on a fat32 disk that is shared between the two OSs). I can mount the fat32 disk as usual, but I can't get firefox OR thunderbird to start unless I start them from a terminal using 'sudo'. This is kinda strange. I used to do this all the time and never had a problem before.

I installed firefox, then did:

cd /etc/firefox
sudo firefox -P

in the profile manager, I set the profile file etc, but when I open firefox without doing 'sudo firefox', it hangs up and cannot find the profile. Why do I have to use 'sudo' to open firefox or thunderbird?

It works fine on my other laptop, but I've deleted & reinstalled ubuntu 3 times on this laptop and still have the same problem.

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Jul 3, 2011

In installing Firefox with sudo apt-get install firefox I don't get Firefox version 5. It seems odd that with Firefox being the main browser included with Ubuntu we don't get the greatest. What is the location of Firefox in Ubuntu, so I can install it with the tar command like on Slackware? Also, anyone know an operand to make tar overwrite files in Ubuntu so I don't have to rm them first, or is this just enhanced security?

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Aug 21, 2010

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Oct 10, 2010

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Jan 19, 2010

I just migrated into Ubuntu 9.10 from Windows and moved my mail profiles and also my bookmarks to Thunderbird and Firefox.

I can't see the Mail profiles and messages unless I run "sudo thunderbird" and I can't save or edit bookmarks in Firefox unless I run "sudo firefox".

Probably it's best if I don't run Firefox or Thunderbird as root, eh?

I've tried changing the file permissions for bookmarks.html, but no luck. And haven't even tried to tackle the Thunderbird issue yet.

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Dec 24, 2010

as the tittle says, need to make firefox access only to in sudo mode, how can i do this?

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Sep 8, 2010

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Oct 29, 2010

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This is on Meerkat, upgraded from long before (Lucid, i believe). I'm guessing the KDE packages are due to me having Amarok and konsole installed some time long ago, so i assumed i could ditch these.The terminal output from the commands above is attached.

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