How to uninstall libxft-dev from Ubuntu

Uninstall libxft-dev

To uninstall just libxft-dev package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libxft-dev

Uninstall libxft-dev and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove libxft-dev

Purging libxft-dev

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

sudo apt-get purge libxft-dev

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libxft-dev

libxft-dev package information

name libxft-dev
section libdevel

FreeType-based font drawing library for X (development files)


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 libxft-dev package on Ubuntu