How to uninstall bitlbee-libpurple from Ubuntu

Uninstall bitlbee-libpurple

To uninstall just bitlbee-libpurple package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove bitlbee-libpurple

Uninstall bitlbee-libpurple and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove bitlbee-libpurple

Purging bitlbee-libpurple

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

sudo apt-get purge bitlbee-libpurple

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge bitlbee-libpurple

bitlbee-libpurple package information

name bitlbee-libpurple
section net

An IRC to other chat networks gateway (using libpurple)


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 bitlbee-libpurple package on Ubuntu