How to uninstall linux-source-2.6.32 from Ubuntu

Uninstall linux-source-2.6.32

To uninstall just linux-source-2.6.32 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove linux-source-2.6.32

Uninstall linux-source-2.6.32 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the linux-source-2.6.32 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove linux-source-2.6.32

Purging linux-source-2.6.32

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of linux-source-2.6.32 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge linux-source-2.6.32

To delete configuration and/or data files of linux-source-2.6.32 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge linux-source-2.6.32

linux-source-2.6.32 package information

name linux-source-2.6.32
section devel
description

Linux kernel source for version 2.6.32 with Ubuntu patches

This package provides the source code for the Linux kernel version 2.6.32. This package is mainly meant for other packages to use, in order to build custom flavours. If you wish to use this package to create a custom Linux kernel, then it is suggested that you investigate the package kernel-package, which has been designed to ease the task of creating kernel image packages. If you are simply trying to build third-party modules for your kernel, you do not want this package. Install the appropriate linux-headers package instead.

maintainer kernel-team@lists.ubuntu.com

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 linux-source-2.6.32 package on Ubuntu