How Can I Remove Epiphany Without Removing Gnome?

by Seth   Last Updated September 11, 2019 09:02 AM

I have Gnome Shell installed, and I want to remove the Epiphany browser. But when I click uninstall in the software center its says that Gnome-core is a dependency of Epiphany, so it will be uninstalled too.

Is there anyway I can remove Epiphany without removing Gnome?

On running sudo apt-get -s remove epiphany as a commenter suggests, returns as not installed. Its still in my program list though.

I found out, the package that is installed is epiphany-browser. On running sudo apt-get -s remove epiphany-browser it still wants to remove gnome-core.



Answers 3


You need to remove the epiphany-browser package. And if you installed any extra packages:

sudo apt-get remove epiphany-browser epiphany-browser-data epiphany-browser-data epiphany-extensions
Jorge Castro
Jorge Castro
December 20, 2012 03:35 AM

Gnome-core is just a metapackage. You can remove it without much ill effect.

Its only provided files are a changelog and a copyright file. It won't "hold" dependencies installed, you run a minor risk there, but nothing major.

Reference

RobotHumans
RobotHumans
December 23, 2012 03:10 AM

just type these commands in the terminal as follows:

1) sudo apt-get --purge remove epiphany-browser [type y at prompt and hit ENTER] 2)sudo apt-get autoremove [this is just for some housekeeping]

Yasharth Saxena
Yasharth Saxena
September 11, 2019 08:59 AM

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