How to uninstall base-files from Ubuntu

Uninstall base-files

To uninstall just base-files package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove base-files

Uninstall base-files and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove base-files

Purging base-files

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

sudo apt-get purge base-files

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge base-files

base-files package information

name base-files
section admin

Debian base system miscellaneous files


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.

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How to install base-files package on Ubuntu