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How do I uninstall Avast in Ubuntu 8.10?
« on: February 25, 2009, 12:19:55 AM »
I download the avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb and installed it in ubuntu 8.10 but i can't find it in ubuntu add/remove.

How do I uninstall Avast in Ubuntu 8.10?

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Re: How do I uninstall Avast in Ubuntu 8.10?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 10:19:47 AM »
I download the avast4workstation_1.3.0-2_i386.deb and installed it in ubuntu 8.10 but i can't find it in ubuntu add/remove.

How do I uninstall Avast in Ubuntu 8.10?

Hallo, normally, using dpkg -r <packagename> . You migh add also -P to completely purge all the relevant stuff (including config files).

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Re: How do I uninstall Avast in Ubuntu 8.10?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 04:50:26 PM »
I've use sudo apt-get autoremove avast4workstation or sudo apt-get autoremove --purge avast4workstation and this works.

what's the difference between sudo apt-get autoremove avast4workstation or sudo apt-get autoremove --purge avast4workstation and dpkg -r anway.


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Re: How do I uninstall Avast in Ubuntu 8.10?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2009, 07:06:50 PM »
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APT was originally designed as a front-end for dpkg to work with Debian's .deb packages, but it has since been modified to also work with the RPM Package Manager system via apt-rpm.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Packaging_Tool

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dpkg itself is a low level tool; higher level tools, such as APT, are used to fetch packages from remote locations or deal with complex package relations. Tools like aptitude or synaptic are more commonly used than dpkg as they have a more sophisticated way of dealing with package relationships and a friendlier interface.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dpkg

Not that I knew that until 5 minutes ago- I was just going to say avast! should be in Synaptic and you can uninstall it from there.
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