How to uninstall aufs-source from Ubuntu

Uninstall aufs-source

To uninstall just aufs-source package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove aufs-source

Uninstall aufs-source and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the aufs-source package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove aufs-source

Purging aufs-source

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of aufs-source from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge aufs-source

To delete configuration and/or data files of aufs-source and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge aufs-source

aufs-source package information

name aufs-source
section misc

Source for the aufs driver

This package provides the source code for the aufs kernel modules. The aufs package is also required in order to make use of these modules. Kernel source or headers are required to compile these modules. In most cases, a precompiled kernel module is already available. Debian users can install aufs-modules-KERNELVERSION and Ubuntu users can install linux-ubuntu-modules-KERNELVERSION.


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.

See Also

How to install aufs-source package on Ubuntu