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How To Uninstall mate-backgrounds On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

To uninstall mate-backgrounds just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just mate-backgrounds

Set of backgrounds packaged with the MATE Desktop EnvironmentUbuntu 14.04 LTSuniverse/x111.6.0-1
sudo apt-get remove mate-backgrounds

This 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
Version1.6.0-1
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Home pagehttp://www.mate-desktop.org/
DescriptionSet of backgrounds packaged with the MATE Desktop Environment
Distroubuntu
Releasetrusty
Repouniverse
Sectionuniverse/x11

Dependencies

mate-backgrounds is not dependent on any other packages.