How to uninstall libdownload1 from Ubuntu

Uninstall libdownload1

To uninstall just libdownload1 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libdownload1

Uninstall libdownload1 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the libdownload1 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove libdownload1

Purging libdownload1

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libdownload1 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libdownload1

To delete configuration and/or data files of libdownload1 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libdownload1

libdownload1 package information

name libdownload1
section libs

library for downloading files from HTTP/FTP

Libdownload is a library for downloading files from HTTP/FTP servers. It is a fork of libfetch, used by FreeBSD and others, and supports a very simple interface for downloading files into memory buffers and file descriptors. Changes from libfetch include modification to improve portability, and proper use of select(2) timeouts. This package contains the library itself.


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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