Ubuntu – How to remove kubuntu-full and all it’s applications


I'm running 12.04 – I installed kubuntu to try it out and realized that with all the bloatware applications that I didn't want it anymore – I was able to uninstall the kubuntu-desktop but there are still packages left over… How can I make sure I get rid of EVERYTHING Kubuntu installed – even the kde leftovers?

Here's some of what's left when I ran sudo apt-get autoremove kde then "tab" it displayed this:

kdeaccessibility kdepim-runtime kdeadmin
kde-runtime kde-baseapps kde-runtime-data
kde-baseapps-bin kdesdk-dolphin-plugins kde-baseapps-data
kde-style-oxygen kde-config-cron kdesudo kde-config-gtk
kdeutils kde-config-touchpad kde-wallpapers
kdegames-card-data kde-wallpapers-default
kdegames-card-data-extra kde-window-manager kde-icons-mono
kde-window-manager-common kdelibs5-data kde-workspace
kdelibs5-plugins kde-workspace-bin kdelibs-bin
kde-workspace-data kdemultimedia-kio-plugins
kde-workspace-data-extras kdenetwork
kde-workspace-kgreet-plugins kdenetwork-filesharing
kde-zeroconf kdepasswd kdf kdepim-kresources
kdm kdepimlibs-kio-plugins kdoctools

Those are all installed by kubuntu… correct? I just want to go back to my Ubuntu 12.04LTS with Gnome2-classic and without all the kubuntu extras.

I started it off by just removing unnecessary apps that came with kubuntu-full – then realized I didnt want the whole thing at all and uninstalled kubuntu-full but it still says I have these as well:

alex@griever:~$ sudo apt-get –purge remove kubuntu-
kubuntu-debug-installer kubuntu-netbook-default-settings
kubuntu-default-settings kubuntu-notification-helper
kubuntu-firefox-installer kubuntu-web-shortcuts

Best Answer

Remove those as well - kubuntu-full is a metapackage, installing it will include it's recommends - uninstalling it does not unfortunately. Only way is to remove the packages as you are doing.

More information on metapackages can be found here - https://askubuntu.com/a/2230/2018

Reply to comment:

No - it's not done that. I would install synaptic and then use that to search for the kde things you have installed. It's one of those jobs easier the second time, next time do it with a terminal and copy the output so you know what gets installed.

For instance

sudo apt-get install kde-full 

get's these http://pastebin.com/QrYvxUf1

You might though find it easier and quicker to get the newest 12.04 daily and reinstall, you can use zsync to update your existing iso if you still have that.

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