How to uninstall a package in Ubuntu.

Posted: October 18, 2014. At: 9:05 PM. This was 3 years ago. Post ID: 7834

To remove a package in Ubuntu, use the sudo apt-get remove command. This will uninstall the package.

jason-H55-USB3 [mc] ~                                                                                                                                                14-10-18  8:47PM
jason-H55-USB3% sudo apt-get remove linphone
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libexosip2-10 liblinphone5 libmediastreamer-base3 libortp9 libosip2-10
  libupnp6 linphone-common linphone-nogtk
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  linphone
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 1 to remove and 3 not to upgrade.
After this operation, 340 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 219801 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linphone (3.6.1-2.1build2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.10.1-0ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.1+14.04.20140409-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.54ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for menu (2.1.46ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) ...

Sometimes, you will also want to remove all of the configuration settings for the package as well, the sudo apt-get remove --purge command will remove the package and all of the configuration settings as well.

If there are packages left over after removing a package, then the sudo apt-get autoremove command will clean up your system.

jason-H55-USB3 [sudo apt-get remove --purge] ~                                                                                                                       14-10-18  8:56PM
jason-H55-USB3% sudo apt-get autoremove    
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  libexosip2-10 liblinphone5 libmediastreamer-base3 libortp9 libosip2-10
  libupnp6 linphone-common linphone-nogtk
0 to upgrade, 0 to newly install, 8 to remove and 3 not to upgrade.
After this operation, 10.2 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 219787 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing linphone-nogtk (3.6.1-2.1build2) ...
Removing liblinphone5:amd64 (3.6.1-2.1build2) ...
Removing libexosip2-10 (4.0.0-4ubuntu1) ...
Removing libmediastreamer-base3:amd64 (3.6.1-2.1build2) ...
Removing libortp9:amd64 (3.6.1-2.1build2) ...
Removing libosip2-10:amd64 (4.0.0-3ubuntu2) ...
Removing libupnp6 (1:1.6.17-1.2) ...
Removing linphone-common (3.6.1-2.1build2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.6.7.1-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.19-0ubuntu6.3) ...

Using these commands, you can easily manage the packages on your system and keep your Linux installation free of unwanted software.

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