How to uninstall libgdbm-ruby from Ubuntu

Uninstall libgdbm-ruby

To uninstall just libgdbm-ruby package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libgdbm-ruby

Uninstall libgdbm-ruby and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove libgdbm-ruby

Purging libgdbm-ruby

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

sudo apt-get purge libgdbm-ruby

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libgdbm-ruby

libgdbm-ruby package information

name libgdbm-ruby
section interpreters

GDBM interface for Ruby

This package provides an extension library "gdbm" for Ruby. The library enables Ruby programs to access DBM files. This package is a dependency package, which depends on Debian's default Ruby version (currently 1.8.x).


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 libgdbm-ruby package on Ubuntu