How to remove Skype installer from OS2008 menu

OS2008 for Nokia tablets comes with Skype installer pre-installed to make installing it as easy as possible. But how to remove it if you do not use Skype at all?

The solution is not so simple if you do not know anything about how dpkg works. But if you know then you probably do not need to read rest of post :)

I looked at that “problem” and here is a solution:

  1. run X-Terminal
  2. became root (sudo gainroot or any other method)
  3. edit dpkg status file: vi /var/lib/dpkg/status and search for “skype-installer” - it will be listed once and you have to remove it.
  4. back in shell run dpkg --purge skype-installer

And that’s all — no more “Skype” entry in menus.

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