View Full Version : [ubuntu] Removing & Deleting a package

August 24th, 2008, 09:03 PM
I have installed a package from the add/remove programs. Now suppose if i want to remove the program along with deleting all the packages that may have been installed in the /var/cache/apt/archives due to this program.

In other words i want to delete this program from my computer completely.

August 24th, 2008, 09:10 PM
Hum, sudo apt-get remove --purge yourprogram ?

david sousa
August 24th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Go to Synaptic packages manager at system -> preferences.

Then search for you program and mark it for complete removing.


August 24th, 2008, 09:43 PM
sudo apt-get autoremove applicationname --purge

is what I usually use.

You could use synaptic and it's "completely remove package" option to do so, if you prefer an GUI instead of CLI.

August 24th, 2008, 09:52 PM
i always do (after uninstalling)
sudo apt-get clean and
sudo apt-get autoremove that's all you need.