How to uninstall contacts-hildon from Ubuntu

Uninstall contacts-hildon

To uninstall just contacts-hildon package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove contacts-hildon

Uninstall contacts-hildon and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove contacts-hildon

Purging contacts-hildon

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

sudo apt-get purge contacts-hildon

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge contacts-hildon

contacts-hildon package information

name contacts-hildon
section gnome

lightweight addressbook for hildon environments

Contacts is a small, lightweight addressbook that features advanced vCard field type handling and is designed for use on hand-held devices, such as the Nokia 770/N800 or the Sharp Zaurus series of PDAs. This package is specifically configured and designed for Hildon based systems such as Ubuntu Mobile Internet Edition. Please do not try to install this package on a normal desktop.


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 contacts-hildon package on Ubuntu