Help uninstalling

using Zorin (ubuntu) 64-bit. Installed the 2.9 Beta .deb file ( using dpkg -i) following the directions below; only to find that it is expired. … ux-29-beta

Now I want to get rid of it. How do I do that? Tried dpkg -r and got the message “you must specify packages by their own names, not by quoting the names of the files they come in”. Uh, huh?

Also tried the Ubuntu software center and Synaptic; neither of which found Scrivener installed.

Starting to regret the whole Linux thing. Actually starting to is rather an understatement. Can someone help?

Well, beta 29 won’t run anyway because it’s expired. Robb had a new .deb for .35, or .46 (I forget which right now).

As for uninstalling…

dpkg -r will remove, but you have to specify the name. You might try:

sudo dpkg -r scrivener

Right, you’ll need the package name as opposed to file name.

dpkg -l | grep -i scriv 

Then dpkg -r Scrivener or whatever you find.

You might also check /usr/local/Literature* for related files.