How to uninstall libdvdread3 from Ubuntu

Uninstall libdvdread3

To uninstall just libdvdread3 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libdvdread3

Uninstall libdvdread3 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the libdvdread3 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove libdvdread3

Purging libdvdread3

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libdvdread3 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libdvdread3

To delete configuration and/or data files of libdvdread3 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libdvdread3

libdvdread3 package information

name libdvdread3
section libs

library for reading DVDs

libdvdread provides the functionality that is required to access many DVDs. It parses IFO files, reads NAV-blocks, and performs CSS authentication and descrambling. libdvdread currently uses libdl to dynamically probe for libdvdcss at runtime. If found, libdvdcss will be used to decrypt sections of the DVD as necessary.


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 libdvdread3 package on Ubuntu