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Removing Firefox-ESR

#1 Post by Lonewolf71 »

How do you totally remove Firefox-ESR? It's still in my menu greyed out :?
I completely removed it with Synaptic PM FYI.
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Re: Removing Firefox-ESR

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as root

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apt purge firefox-esr*

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Re: Removing Firefox-ESR

#3 Post by Lonewolf71 »

arzgi wrote: 2021-07-20 13:39 as root

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apt purge firefox-esr*

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family@hp-lin:~$ sudo apt purge firefox-esr*
[sudo] password for family: 
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-kab' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-lij' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-mai' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-hy-am' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-son' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-fy-nl' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-trs' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-nn-no' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ca-valencia' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-sv-se' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-bn-bd' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-es-ar' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-bn-in' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-es-cl' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-es-es' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-es-mx' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-pt-br' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-pt-pt' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ga-ie' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-umatrix' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-tree-style-tab' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-nb-no' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-zh-cn' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-zh-tw' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-af' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-an' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ar' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-as' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-az' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-be' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-bg' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-bn' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-br' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-bs' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ca' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-cs' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-cy' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-da' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-de' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-el' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-eo' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-et' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-eu' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-fa' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ff' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-fi' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-fr' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-gd' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-gl' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-gn' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-he' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-hr' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-hu' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ia' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-id' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-is' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-it' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ja' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ka' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-kk' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-km' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-kn' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ko' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-lt' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-lv' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-mk' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ml' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-mr' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ms' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-my' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-nl' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-oc' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-or' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-pl' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-rm' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ro' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ru' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-si' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-sk' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-sl' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-sq' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-sr' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ta' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-te' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-th' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-tl' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-tr' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-hi-in' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-uk' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ur' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-uz' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-vi' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-xh' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ach' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-all' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-noscript' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ast' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-ne-np' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-cak' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-gu-in' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-dsb' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-en-ca' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-en-gb' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-en-za' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-pa-in' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-hsb' for glob 'firefox-esr*'
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-as' is not installed, so not removed
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-bn' instead of 'firefox-esr-l10n-bn-bd'
Note, selecting 'firefox-esr-l10n-bn' instead of 'firefox-esr-l10n-bn-in'
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-en-za' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-mai' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ml' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-or' is not installed, so not removed
Note, selecting 'webext-noscript' instead of 'firefox-esr-noscript'
Note, selecting 'webext-treestyletab' instead of 'firefox-esr-tree-style-tab'
Note, selecting 'webext-umatrix' instead of 'firefox-esr-umatrix'
Package 'firefox-esr' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ach' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-af' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-all' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-an' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ar' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ast' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-az' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-be' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-bg' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-bn' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-br' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-bs' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ca' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ca-valencia' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-cak' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-cs' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-cy' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-da' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-de' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-dsb' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-el' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-en-ca' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-en-gb' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-eo' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-es-ar' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-es-cl' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-es-es' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-es-mx' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-et' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-eu' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-fa' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ff' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-fi' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-fr' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-fy-nl' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ga-ie' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-gd' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-gl' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-gn' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-gu-in' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-he' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-hi-in' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-hr' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-hsb' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-hu' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-hy-am' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ia' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-id' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-is' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-it' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ja' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ka' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-kab' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-kk' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-km' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-kn' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ko' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-lij' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-lt' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-lv' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-mk' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-mr' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ms' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-my' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-nb-no' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ne-np' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-nl' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-nn-no' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-oc' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-pa-in' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-pl' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-pt-br' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-pt-pt' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-rm' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ro' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ru' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-si' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-sk' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-sl' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-son' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-sq' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-sr' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-sv-se' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ta' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-te' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-th' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-tl' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-tr' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-trs' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-uk' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-ur' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-uz' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-vi' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-xh' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-zh-cn' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'firefox-esr-l10n-zh-tw' is not installed, so not removed
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Re: Removing Firefox-ESR

#4 Post by CwF »

Synaptic has 'Removal' and 'Complete removal' and also in "status" I think a 'Residual Configurations', I don't have any right now...

You likely have an unpurged desktop file causing the menu entry.

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locate firefox.desktop

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Re: Removing Firefox-ESR

#5 Post by Lonewolf71 »

CwF wrote: 2021-07-20 15:09 Synaptic has 'Removal' and 'Complete removal' and also in "status" I think a 'Residual Configurations', I don't have any right now...

You likely have an unpurged desktop file causing the menu entry.

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locate firefox.desktop
I watched synaptic as it uninstalled FF, and it purged the files

Terminal tells me command not found

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Re: Removing Firefox-ESR

#6 Post by CwF »

I don't follow external links, I didn't catch your DE.
search on locate, install the package, update the database, and maybe run update-menus as root...

possible finds with 'locate'
/usr/share/applications/firefox-esr.desktop
/usr/share/xfce4/helpers/firefox.desktop
etc..

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Re: Removing Firefox-ESR

#7 Post by Bulkley »

[quote=Lonewolf71 post_id=739531

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locate firefox.desktop
[/quote]

Terminal tells me command not found
[/quote]

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#  apt install locate

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Re: Removing Firefox-ESR

#8 Post by craigevil »

try running:

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sudo apt purge ~c
That will purge any leftover configs.
Try looking in /.local/share/applications for leftover desktop file.
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Re: Removing Firefox-ESR

#9 Post by Lonewolf71 »

I just re-installed it to have a second browser. Thanks

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Re: Removing Firefox-ESR

#10 Post by stevepusser »

To clear up some leftover confusion, this is how to get the "locate" command working, assuming you have sudo.

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sudo apt install mlocate && sudo updatedb

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locate <something>
By default, it's case-sensitive. "locate -h" will give you some help.
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Re: Removing Firefox-ESR

#11 Post by jakoline1 »

You can't completely remove Firefox, it's like a system package, the same goes for LibreOffice, you will most likely end up with a semi-broken system due to losing many essential dependencies, or you will face issues the next time you try to install anything new.

Gnu/Linux uses a dependency ecosystem where each package is dependent upon other packages, packages that were brought during distro installation are usually difficult to remove.

If you want a minimal system then use Debian net-install CD and un-tick "Debian Desktop Environment" if asked, after installation you will only be able to boot into a command line, use that to install exactly the things you like while avoiding the things you don't.

I think this *should* work, unless mate-desktop-environment-core requires firefox-esr, that would be a problem.
mate-desktop-environment-core:

This package depends on a very basic set of programs that are necessary to start a MATE desktop environment session. The set of programs includes the MATE window manager (Marco), the MATE file manager (Caja), the MATE control center and a limited set of other obligatory MATE desktop components.
(See https://packages.debian.org/buster/mate ... nment-core for info about mate-core)

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