Bug 9891 - Unable to remove unwanted applications
: Unable to remove unwanted applications
Status: NEW
Product: Settings and Maintenance
Application manager
: 5.0/(3.2010.02-8)
: All Maemo
: Unspecified normal with 3 votes (vote)
: Harmattan
Assigned To: unassigned
: application-manager-bugs
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Reported: 2010-04-11 18:40 UTC by Tony Green
Modified: 2010-09-29 20:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Tony Green (reporter) 2010-04-11 18:40:07 UTC

(Explain in detail what you do (e.g. tap on OK) and what you see (e.g. message
Connection Failed appears))
1. Open app manager
2. Tap "uninstall"
3. Try to find unwanted applications so they can be removed.
4. They're not listed as removable

Applications I want to remove should be visible so I can get rid of them and
free up space

Can't find them, so I can't get rid of them and they're wasting space on my

(always, less than 1/10, 5/10, 9/10)


There are applications installed by default that I'm never going to use.
Specifically the games (blocks, chess, mahjong, marbles) and Ovi Maps (Maemo
mapper does the job and actually works, which Ovi Maps doesn't).

None of these unwanted applications are available for removal on the
application manager, and they can't be removed from the command-line as for
some unaccountable reason, there are dependencies that would need
mp-fremantle-203-pr to be removed as well (and that sounds like it might be
important, even though "dpkg -L mp-fremantle-203-pr" only returns "/.":
# dpkg -P nokia-maps-core
dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of nokia-maps-core:
 nokia-maps-ui depends on nokia-maps-core (>=
 nokia-maps-maplets depends on nokia-maps-core.
 mp-fremantle-203-pr depends on nokia-maps-core (=
dpkg: error processing nokia-maps-core (--purge):
 dependency problems - not removing
Errors were encountered while processing:

Since space on the device is limited, it should be possible to remove unwanted
Comment 1 Lucas Maneos 2010-04-11 19:36:01 UTC
Thanks for the report.  According to related bug 3602 this will come in some
future maintenance release.
Comment 2 Quim Gil nokia 2010-04-12 13:20:31 UTC
Sorry, that plan was discarded for Fremantle some months ago - see Bug 3602
Comment #45
Comment 3 Tony Green (reporter) 2010-04-12 13:51:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Sorry, that plan was discarded for Fremantle some months ago - see Bug 3602
> Comment #45

Oh well, at least that means that effectively this bug has been confirmed as
being a problem.
And it means I've got about 8M of my root filesystem wasted with unwanted
rubbish - about 4% of the filesystem.
Comment 4 Andre Klapper maemo.org 2010-09-29 20:46:47 UTC
Quim: Does this mean that this will be fixed in Harmattan?