To preface my question, I already know about this question, but it doesn't have any answers (plus it's for an older version), so I'm opening this one, because this is becoming a pretty big issue for me.
I have 2 applications on Ubuntu MATE 15.04 that I want to remove; Firefox and apport. However, when I issue
sudo apt-get remove firefox or
sudo apt-get remove apport, I get the following:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: apport apport-gtk ubuntu-mate-desktop 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 0 not upgraded. After this operation, 994 kB disk space will be freed.
Of course, I don't want to remove
ubuntu-mate-desktop, no matter how small it is, but I want to get rid of both apport and Firefox. It's possible that this is an issue with other software that I just haven't seen yet, but these two are the culprits I've seen.
My question boils down to this: how do I get rid of Firefox and apport without getting rid of