Steam cannot be uninstalled using Ubuntu Software

Bug #1741047 reported by AsciiWolf on 2018-01-03
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-software (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned
steam (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

If you try to uninstall Steam using Ubuntu Software, only the steam-installer metapackage is removed, not the actual steam package. This issue is caused by GNOME Software that unfortunately does not support uninstallation of unneeded dependencies. It would be great if this issue could be somehow workarounded.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in steam (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report. Unfortunately there is no way for gnome-software to know what a third party installer installed, and it's the responsibility of the installer to remove what it installed on the system.
I'm closing gnome-software task. Your request is still valid though for the steam installer.

Changed in gnome-software (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
importance: Undecided → Low
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