How to uninstall cairo-dock-dev from Ubuntu

Uninstall cairo-dock-dev

To uninstall just cairo-dock-dev package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove cairo-dock-dev

Uninstall cairo-dock-dev and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the cairo-dock-dev package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove cairo-dock-dev

Purging cairo-dock-dev

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

sudo apt-get purge cairo-dock-dev

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge cairo-dock-dev

cairo-dock-dev package information

name cairo-dock-dev
section libdevel

A light and eye-candy dock to launch your programs (dev package)

It uses Cairo / OpenGL to render graphics (many in correlation with Compiz) with full hardware acceleration. It's fully configurable and fully customisable and can be used as a taskbar too. You can easily add applets in the dock or as a desklet. It is recommended to install the PLUG-INS package (cairo-dock-plug-ins) to have acces to more views, dialogs and many plug-ins and applets. Some screenshots are available : This package provides the include files and static library for cairo-dock functions.


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 cairo-dock-dev package on Ubuntu