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LLE10108 : Howto remove a package with dpkg on debian or ubuntu/kubuntu


You need to uninstall a package




To uninstall an installed package with dpkg you just need to enter the following command:

dpkg -r <packagename>

This will uninstall the package but the configuration files remain on the system.

dpkg -r -P <packagename>

With purge you uninstall everything, even the configuration files.

The complete syntax is the following:

dpkg -r | --remove | -P | --purge package ... | -a | --pending

For more information you can view the man pages.




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