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Want to remove Skype but not easy

asked 2018-06-16 02:14:27 -0500

Orriginal gravatar image

I made the mistake of assuming Microsoft had updated Skype so that it would finally work again and how wrong I was.

So now, I want to un-install it but even though I installed the RPM, I cannot find skype in the "Software - instal;led" tab...So.. I figureed I'd use terminal and do dnf remove skype....but it came back with " No argument found for skype" is remove or rm just for directories

So, please , guys..how do I get rid of this rubbish skype that seems to be slowing my system down.... Thanks in advance

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You might want to install the Skype flatpak instead of the upstream RPM.

Aeyoun gravatar imageAeyoun ( 2018-06-22 15:36:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-06-16 06:01:40 -0500

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updated 2018-06-16 06:20:17 -0500

@Orriginal -> you can guess the skype name by rpm -qa skype* in terminal and then sudo dnf remove also you can guess what you did with sudo dnf history and get the [ID Number] then sudo dnf history info [ID] and sudo dnf history undo [ID] to reverse the transaction, you can also install via flatpak

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answered 2018-06-16 04:06:13 -0500

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updated 2018-06-16 04:30:29 -0500

  • sudo dnf remove skypeforlinux
  • [enter your password]

[or depending on option you choose when you installed Fedora]

  • su -l [ equivalent --login or - ]
  • [enter administrator password]
  • dnf remove skypeforlinux
  • Ctrl-d
    • [or]
    • logout
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