How to uninstall linux-perf from Ubuntu

Uninstall linux-perf

To uninstall just linux-perf package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove linux-perf

Uninstall linux-perf and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove linux-perf

Purging linux-perf

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

sudo apt-get purge linux-perf

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge linux-perf

linux-perf package information

name linux-perf
section kernel

Performance analysis tools for Linux (meta-package)


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 linux-perf package on Ubuntu