How to remove firefox, gnome games frm ubuntu?

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  1. shaunak

    shaunak Tux Fan

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    I am currently using ubuntu DD.
    I want to completely remove firefox and the default games bundled.How do i go about doing it without harming any other parts of the OS.
     
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    Re: How to remove firefox, gnome games form ubuntu?

    well....
    u can follow these steps....
    goto the synaptic manager from settings ..... and then search for firefox... then right click on it and mark it for uninstall.. than click apply on top...
    this will uninstall firefox from ur system...
    similarly do 4 games also...
    one more thing u can also goto add or remove programs from applications tab and then to the synaptic system manager...
    :) :) :)
    i hope this will solve ur problem...
     
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    Re: How to remove firefox, gnome games form ubuntu?

    Whichever packages you want to remove. Use the command as follows:

    $ sudo apt-get remove <application>

    For eg.,
    $ sudo apt-get remove firefox

    This will delete the application & it's dependency packages as well. Follow the
    same procedure to uninstall any application. Or you can Synaptic PM also for
    uninstalling packages.
     
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    Well actualy i wanted to ask if its safe to remove all the dependant packages. Coz one of them shows up as "ubuntu-desktop".
     
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    why do u want to remove all the dependent packages....
    just remove whatever u dont need....
     
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    You are forced by synaptic to remove all dependent packages. Thats why i want to know it its safe to do so?
     
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    @Shaunak, No, it's not safe to uninstall any application if it's dependency packages
    are being used by some other application
    . There are some applications like Games,
    you can uninstall them if you want to. There is no harm in doing that.
    If you remove(ie., delete) whatever you don't need then your Ubuntu Linux
    will be screwed up totally!!! That's not the proper way to uninstall a application.
    Remember if you remove certain packages & it's dependency packages , it may be
    used by some other application!! If you start some application, it will tell to install
    the dependency Packages first!!! So better double-check before you remove any
    application.
     
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    I suppose its should be okay if ubuntu-desktop gets removed. Ubuntu-Desktop is a metapackage and does not contain any files or binaries. if you are removing firefox, then just make sure it is not removing any real package. also note that what you are doing is dangerous. dont blame me afterwards.

    as a matter of fact, my system shows ubuntu-desktop as uninstalled... must have happened in previous dist-upgrade :).
     
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    Y?removing FF and all...without FierFox how do u browse ;)
    btw removing any gnome packages will result in total removal afik.
     
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    ^^^
    i think he is a fanboy of opera so do not want ff at all
     
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    So am I. But still keep Firefox.
     
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