legtdl
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Impossible to uninstall Firefox

Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:15 pm

Hey!
Have a raspberry pie 3 as I drive Noob's operating system.
Installed Firefox through the terminal without any problems.

Has now tried to uninstall via the terminal without success.
Uses the command "sudo apt-get purge firefox" without success.
Receiving the message "The firefox package is not installed, so it can not be deleted".

What I'm doing wrong?
Everything is updated.

Sincerely
Michael
Sweden

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buja
Posts: 565
Joined: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:21 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Impossible to uninstall Firefox

Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:51 pm

How did you install Firefox?
How did you uninstall Firefox?
Which commands did you use?
Which messages did you get?
Why do you think Firefox is still installed when the system tells you it is not installed anymore?

fruitoftheloom
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Location: Delightful Dorset

Re: Impossible to uninstall Firefox

Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:28 pm

legtdl wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:15 pm
Hey!
Have a raspberry pie 3 as I drive Noob's operating system.
Installed Firefox through the terminal without any problems.

Has now tried to uninstall via the terminal without success.
Uses the command "sudo apt-get purge firefox" without success.
Receiving the message "The firefox package is not installed, so it can not be deleted".

What I'm doing wrong?
Everything is updated.

Sincerely
Michael
Sweden

The package is firefox-esr

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/firefox-esr
Rather than negativity think outside the box !
RPi 4B 4GB (SSD Boot)..
Asus ChromeBox 3 Celeron is my other computer...

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startrek.steve
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Re: Impossible to uninstall Firefox

Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:36 am

I would try apt-get install firefox then apt-get remove


Steve
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oofgang111
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Re: Impossible to uninstall Firefox

Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:22 pm

you just need to input the code :sudo apt-get purge firefox-esr and it will uninstall firefox

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