How to uninstall libavdevice-extra-52 from Ubuntu

Uninstall libavdevice-extra-52

To uninstall just libavdevice-extra-52 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libavdevice-extra-52

Uninstall libavdevice-extra-52 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the libavdevice-extra-52 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove libavdevice-extra-52

Purging libavdevice-extra-52

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libavdevice-extra-52 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libavdevice-extra-52

To delete configuration and/or data files of libavdevice-extra-52 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libavdevice-extra-52

libavdevice-extra-52 package information

name libavdevice-extra-52
section libs

ffmpeg device handling library

This is the device handling library from the ffmpeg project. This package contains a unrestricted version of the libavdevice 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 libavdevice-extra-52 package on Ubuntu