How to uninstall cfengine2 from Ubuntu

Uninstall cfengine2

To uninstall just cfengine2 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove cfengine2

Uninstall cfengine2 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the cfengine2 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove cfengine2

Purging cfengine2

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of cfengine2 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge cfengine2

To delete configuration and/or data files of cfengine2 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge cfengine2

cfengine2 package information

name cfengine2
section admin

Tool for configuring and maintaining network machines


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 cfengine2 package on Ubuntu