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How To Uninstall mate-backgrounds on jessie

To uninstall mate-backgrounds just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just mate-backgrounds

Set of backgrounds packaged with the MATE Desktop Environment Debian 8.0 x11 1.8.0-2

sudo apt-get remove mate-backgrounds

Which will remove just the mate-backgrounds package itself.

Uninstall mate-backgrounds and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove mate-backgrounds

This will remove the mate-backgrounds package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed.

Purging your config/data too

If you also want to delete your local/config files for mate-backgrounds then this will work.

  Caution!   Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge mate-backgrounds  

Or similarly, like this mate-backgrounds

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove mate-backgrounds  

Package Data

Packagemate-backgrounds
Version1.8.0-2
MaintainerMATE Packaging Team
DescriptionSet of backgrounds packaged with the MATE Desktop Environment
Distrodebian
Releasejessie
Repomain
Sectionx11

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