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asked 2016-08-01 16:42:07 -0500

ziggy gravatar image

updated 2016-08-02 00:59:00 -0500

Hi there all! Finally i'm on Linux :-)) But now i wanted to remove cheese software and pushed the remove button under installed software. After that Cheese is still in de list and can't be launched either.. How can I remove it completely? Also tried dnf remove cheese(with root rights), but that didn't work either..

edit: it is removed because hen you click remove button again it says: Detailed errors from the package manager follow: no packages to remove

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Please provide the output of "rpm -q cheese"

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-08-01 19:59:13 -0500 )edit

After a reboot it was gone.. So I think you are right about that it still shows a chache. But why reboot? I stil need to learn the command line.. Is there another way to close the session? When I close program 'software' and start it up again the removed software is still on the list. So is the session stuck? When i logout and login again it is also gone from the list.

ziggy gravatar imageziggy ( 2016-08-02 00:54:18 -0500 )edit

Thanks florian! I will dive in the command line very soon ;-) to clean the cache with pkcon did not work. Software is still displaying programs that are already removed. Only login out and back in again works.

For noobs on fedora it would be a good idea to put a refresh button somewhere ;-)

ziggy gravatar imageziggy ( 2016-08-02 18:06:42 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-08-01 16:51:41 -0500

aeperezt gravatar image

It did removed but probably what you see is a cache of the data so you need to close the session and restart it.

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Tell me how to clean the cache please.

ziggy gravatar imageziggy ( 2016-08-02 18:09:58 -0500 )edit

there was restart of the gnome2 desktop that could be used with alt+f2 and r but it is disabled now and have not look into how to restore it, that will do the trick.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-08-02 22:11:25 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-02 09:32:02 -0500

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updated 2016-08-02 09:34:23 -0500

Best practice is currently using dnf from command line and not touch Gnome Software. There is a feature mussing that links the transaction database of the two package managers, which can results in a state where one doesn't know what packages are installed (by the other one), and vice versa.

So, if you get a chance, take a look at a few commands of dnf, such as dnf search apache, dnf info nfs-utils, dnf upgrade, and dnf --refresh upgrade, dnf remove whatever

As for your cache of PackageKit (that's what Gnome Software uses), to clean it: pkcon refresh force -c -1

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answered 2018-08-16 09:18:44 -0500

aexl gravatar image

On Gnome 3.22 I only had to kill gnome-software and delete ~/.cache/gnome-software.

Then running "Software" again and the removed packages were finally gone.

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