How to uninstall libavcodec51 from Ubuntu

Uninstall libavcodec51

To uninstall just libavcodec51 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libavcodec51

Uninstall libavcodec51 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the libavcodec51 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove libavcodec51

Purging libavcodec51

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libavcodec51 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libavcodec51

To delete configuration and/or data files of libavcodec51 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libavcodec51

libavcodec51 package information

name libavcodec51
section libs

ffmpeg codec library

This is the codec library from the ffmpeg project. It supports most existing encoding formats (MPEG, DivX, MPEG4, AC3, DV...). This package contains a Debian-specific version of the libavcodec shared object that should only be used by Debian packages.


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 libavcodec51 package on Ubuntu