I've got a problem with vim deinstallation. I've done sudo apt-get remove on vim, vim-common, vim-tiny and actually anything starting with 'vim' in the package list, but still can run vim from command line. It doesn't show up in packages list but still works. I can't understand how it is even possible... How can I remove it completely?

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  • Maybe vim command that you are running is actually an alias to vi. What is the output of type vim? – Nykakin May 10 '13 at 2:46
  • It runs the latest vim version which I installed from source before. – sashkello May 10 '13 at 2:47
  • There's your answer: if you installed from source, then there is no package that contains it. Try which vim and destroy the offending binary. Or just don't type vim. – msw May 10 '13 at 2:51
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    Software installed from source might be impossible to delete through package management systems. See here: askubuntu.com/questions/87111/… what about make uninstall? – Nykakin May 10 '13 at 2:53

I've figured it out.

vim which appears in package list is not the same as the one I installed from source. I manually removed 'vim' directory from /usr/share, /usr/local/share and /usr/local/bin and now it seems there is no trace of it left.

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