How to uninstall libyahoo2-9 from Ubuntu

Uninstall libyahoo2-9

To uninstall just libyahoo2-9 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libyahoo2-9

Uninstall libyahoo2-9 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the libyahoo2-9 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove libyahoo2-9

Purging libyahoo2-9

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libyahoo2-9 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libyahoo2-9

To delete configuration and/or data files of libyahoo2-9 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge libyahoo2-9

libyahoo2-9 package information

name libyahoo2-9
section libs

Yahoo Messenger protocol C library

libyahoo2 is a C library that handles the new Yahoo! Messenger protocol. It communicates with clients via a callback mechanism and has the capability to handle multiple accounts simultaneously.


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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