Undoing Sublime Installation

  • SentinalBais

    Hi I followed the following tutorial http://www.technoreply.com/how-to-install-sublime-text-2-on-ubuntu-12-04-unity/

    And I think it messed up my computer, I undid the steps by removing the files that were edited in the link. eg

    • replaced defult.lists with a backup
    • deleted usr/share/applications/sublime.desktop
    • -removed sublime folder in opt
    • removed sublime symlink in usr/bin

    However when I right click a text file I see a broken symbolic link, does anyone know how to remove this? I don’t want to reformat ubantu again...

    Furthermore I installed sublime using apt, however it did not run i think its because the first tutorial has messed something up

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  • orca

    I use sublime as my primary text editor. I've installed it using this ppa

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-2
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install sublime-text

    After I use if for a while, when I try to save any unsaved work i get an warning saying "This is unregistered evaluation version"

    When I click "Cancel" on the dialog box. It allows me to continue using. So is it okay to use the unlimited trial version?

    Need advice from AskUbuntu experts.


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  • Sly

    Sublime is provided as freeware to a certain degree. If you want nightly builds, and the ability to get support from the developer to incorporate your requests into Sublime, then you would need to purchase a license for it. The beta builds of Sublime are usually not far behind the licensed version, so there's really no point in buying a license for it unless you need the support, nightly builds, or the dialog is just simply annoying.

  • Spacedman

    "Okay" in what sense? Are you "evaluating" the software? If so, then carry on evaluating until you can make a decision on whether to use it or not. If you have already decided you are going to use it, and have moved from evaluating it to using it, then you've broken the usage terms and you are a bad boy or girl and will go to whatever place of damnation awaits you according to your belief system.

    You can prevent that eternal damnation by shelling out $59 - sounds like a good deal to me.

  • Leinardo Smith

    Yes it is. Even though sublime says:

    Sublime Text may be downloaded and evaluated for free, however a license must be purchased for continued use.

    That does not mean that if it does not expire it is not ok to use it.

    It is Sublime's problem that it does not properly expire.

    Also this is a known "exploit" that many coders use. Since Sublime does not fix it then it is ok.

    Hope this helps,