How to uninstall collectd-utils from Ubuntu

Uninstall collectd-utils

To uninstall just collectd-utils package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove collectd-utils

Uninstall collectd-utils and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove collectd-utils

Purging collectd-utils

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

sudo apt-get purge collectd-utils

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge collectd-utils

collectd-utils package information

name collectd-utils
section utils

statistics collection and monitoring daemon (utilities)


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 collectd-utils package on Ubuntu