Ubuntu – How to completely remove Evolution


enter image description hereenter image description hereThe looping of Evolution factories slow the system to sudden and lengthy halts. When I access the System Monitor I can stop the individual processes that cause the problem. These processes are as follows;



Once evolution-addressbook-factory is stopped the processes are eventually replaced by similarly named processes, but the looping stops. When I connect to Thunderbird it slows substantially. Initially I used evolution mail when running Ubuntu 12.10 but removed it and have been using Thunderbird.

My laptop specs are:
Ubuntu 13.04 32-bit
2.0 GHz (dual core, both cores at 2.0 GHz)
After carrying out the recommended procedures for complete removal I recieved a cache read error after removing evolution from the package manager entirely. Re-downloading the packages in the package manager enabled email recognition and produced the error seen in the screenshot.

Best Answer

To remove Evolution, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get --purge remove evolution evolution-exchange evolution-plugins evolution-common evolution-webcal

The above command will not remove evolution-data-server, evolution-data-server-common

I would recommend that you use Synaptic Package Manager to completely remove Evolution. Just search for it, and mark it for complete removal.

Also just to be sure, after removing do:

sudo rm /usr/share/indicators/messages/applications/evolution

Now keep in mind that removing evolution, will also remove gnome panel. to install just do:

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel
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