How to uninstall browser-plugin-packagekit from Ubuntu

Uninstall browser-plugin-packagekit

To uninstall just browser-plugin-packagekit package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove browser-plugin-packagekit

Uninstall browser-plugin-packagekit and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the browser-plugin-packagekit package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove browser-plugin-packagekit

Purging browser-plugin-packagekit

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

sudo apt-get purge browser-plugin-packagekit

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge browser-plugin-packagekit

browser-plugin-packagekit package information

name browser-plugin-packagekit
section web

Plugin to install missing plugins using PackageKit


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 browser-plugin-packagekit package on Ubuntu