How to remove Mono?


First Things First: The list of applications that will be removed if you remove Mono:

  • Tomboy
  • gBrainy (I'm not sure if an alternative exists)
  • Docky
  • Gnome Do
  • Banshee
  • F-Spot

Alternative Applications:

  • Tomboy alternative:

    GNote Install gnote: sudo apt-get install gnote

  • Docky alternatives:

    Avant Window Navigator Install avant-window-navigator: sudo apt-get install avant-window-navigator

    Cairo Dock Install cairo-dock: sudo apt-get install cairo-dock

  • Gnome Do alternative:

    Kupfer Install kupfer: sudo apt-get install kupfer

  • Banshee alternatives:

    Clementine Music Player:

    Rhythmbox Install rhythmbox: sudo apt-get install rhythmbox

    Exaile Install exaile: sudo apt-get install exaile

    Amarok Install amarok(KDE application): sudo apt-get install amarok

  • F-Spot alternatives:

    Shotwell Install shotwell: sudo apt-get install shotwell

    Digikam Install digikam(KDE application): sudo apt-get install digikam

Mono Removal:

  1. Make a backup of all your data associated with Mono applications.

  2. sudo apt-get purge libmono* libgdiplus cli-common libglitz-glx1 libglitz1


For Ubuntu 12.04 if you want to remove the complete mono packages you need to remove mono-runtime

sudo apt-get purge mono-runtime

This is the base package and should recursively remove all packages which need it