How to uninstall cdrecord from Ubuntu

Uninstall cdrecord

To uninstall just cdrecord package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove cdrecord

Uninstall cdrecord and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove cdrecord

Purging cdrecord

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

sudo apt-get purge cdrecord

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge cdrecord

cdrecord package information

name cdrecord
section otherosfs

Dummy transition package for wodim

This is a dummy package to ease the transition to wodim, the fork of cdrecord. It provides a cdrecord symlink to wodim for compatibility purposes. Please use wodim instead of cdrecord.


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 cdrecord package on Ubuntu