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How to uninstall things installed with dpkg?

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I downloaded Apache OpenOffice and installed it a while ago on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. Now I ran into some dependency issues when installing a package that also started to install LibreOffice for some
strange reason.
I have tried a lot of things to get out of this dependency hell, but nothing helped so far. Next thing to try is to uninstall Apache OpenOffice (3.4), but I can't figure out how to do it.
I still have the installation files (a lot of deb files) and I used dpkg -i o* in the DEBS folder to install it, plus the same in the DEBS/desktop-integration folder.But uninstalling it doesn't seem too obvious to me.

posted May 19, 2013 by anonymous

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When in doubt, cheat.

Run Synaptic. If it's not there, install it. Enter "openoffice" as your search string. Press Return.
Now, click the column header of installation status to sort all the installed packages to the top.
Select them all. (Hold down Shift, click the first, then the last.) Right-click and pick "remove". Click Apply.

Done.

answer May 19, 2013 by anonymous
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Or dpkg -r packagename

answer May 19, 2013 by anonymous
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