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i have installed truecrypt, but i can't open it and use it. now i want to remove it and try to install it again. I used "apt-get remove truecrypt" but ...
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    How to remove truecrypt?


    i have installed truecrypt, but i can't open it and use it.
    now i want to remove it and try to install it again.

    I used "apt-get remove truecrypt" but it said:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package truecypt
    please help me , thanks
    Last edited by myarms; 01-28-2011 at 06:25 AM.

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    No idea what keepass has to do with truecrypt. They're different packages, used for different purposes.

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    sorry, i copied the wrong code , i should be "truecrypt"

    i think if i need to remove the software i need to type the right software name.

    just like "keepass" in the knoppix is "keepassx"

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    Keepass and KeepassX are different packages. They do the same thing, more or less, but use different files. Either will work on Linux, but only KeepassX, AFAIK, also runs on Windows and OSX.

    Truecrypt isn't in most repositories, so you probably installed it manually. That means the package manager and apt-get know nothing about it. You'll have to remove it manually.

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    Thank you very much for your answer.
    I know what the problem is now.

    But I don't know hot to remove it manually.
    would you please tell me where can I learn that?

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    Compiling and installing software from source in Linux might help. Read the last paragraph on the page.

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