How to uninstall live-helper from Ubuntu

Uninstall live-helper

To uninstall just live-helper package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove live-helper

Uninstall live-helper and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove live-helper

Purging live-helper

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

sudo apt-get purge live-helper

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge live-helper

live-helper package information

name live-helper
section misc

Debian Live build scripts

live-helper is a set of scripts to build Debian Live system images. The idea behind live-helper is a framework that uses a configuration directory to completely automate and customize all aspects of building a Live image. An introduction to live-helper can be found in the live-helper(7) manpage.


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 live-helper package on Ubuntu