Ubuntu – Why removing Amazon also remove other packages


If I want to uninstall the Amazon WebApp that comes by default in the newest versions of Ubuntu, it ask me to remove other software as well. As you can see in the next picture, it is forcing me to uninstall unity-webapps-livemail and unity-webapps-youtube.


Is this a bug in Ubuntu or is this intentioned? This behavior will disappear in future releases of Ubuntu?

Best Answer

The Amazon web app is part of the package unity-webapps-common which is needed by all other web apps. So this behaviour is intentioned.

But you can still disable the Amazon integration using dconf-editor or Unsettings as described in How do I remove a website from Ubuntu's web applications?

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