How to uninstall chromium from Ubuntu

Uninstall chromium

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

sudo apt-get remove chromium

Uninstall chromium and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove chromium

Purging chromium

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

sudo apt-get purge chromium

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge chromium

chromium package information

name chromium
section games

transitional dummy package for chromium-bsu

transitional dummy package to pull in chromium-bsu


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 chromium package on Ubuntu