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LLE10129 : Howto completely uninstall a package on a debian alike system with apt-get

Symptom:

You need to remove a package from your system with all settings it has

Cause:

none

Solution:

To completely uninstall a package you can use apt-get from the command line. To just remove or uninstall you can use the command:

apt-get remove <package>

This will leave the configuration settings on your system. In case you install the package again, you did not loose your configuration. If you want to completely remove everything from a named package you can use: 

apt-get --purge remove <package>

This will remove everything for you.  


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