How to uninstall ant1.8-optional from Ubuntu
To uninstall just ant1.8-optional package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:
sudo apt-get remove ant1.8-optional
Uninstall ant1.8-optional and it's dependent packages
To uninstall the ant1.8-optional package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.
sudo apt-get autoremove ant1.8-optional
If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of ant1.8-optional from Ubuntu then this will work:
sudo apt-get purge ant1.8-optional
To delete configuration and/or data files of ant1.8-optional and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge ant1.8-optional
ant1.8-optional package information
Java based build tool like make - optional libraries (v1.8)
A system independent (i.e. not shell based) build tool that uses XML files as "Makefiles". This package contains the optional tasks libraries.
More information about apt-get remove
Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.
apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.
apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.