How to uninstall cl-readline from Ubuntu

Uninstall cl-readline

To uninstall just cl-readline package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove cl-readline

Uninstall cl-readline and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove cl-readline

Purging cl-readline

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

sudo apt-get purge cl-readline

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge cl-readline

cl-readline package information

name cl-readline
section devel

Common Lisp interface to the GNU readline library

This package uses UFFI to provide an interface to the GNU readline library for Common Lisp programs.


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 cl-readline package on Ubuntu