How to uninstall libffi5 from Ubuntu

Uninstall libffi5

To uninstall just libffi5 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libffi5

Uninstall libffi5 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the libffi5 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove libffi5

Purging libffi5

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libffi5 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libffi5

To delete configuration and/or data files of libffi5 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libffi5

libffi5 package information

name libffi5
section libs

Foreign Function Interface library runtime

A foreign function interface is the popular name for the interface that allows code written in one language to call code written in another language.


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 libffi5 package on Ubuntu