How to uninstall mew-beta from Ubuntu

Uninstall mew-beta

To uninstall just mew-beta package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove mew-beta

Uninstall mew-beta and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove mew-beta

Purging mew-beta

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

sudo apt-get purge mew-beta

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge mew-beta

mew-beta package information

name mew-beta
section mail

mail reader supporting PGP/MIME for Emacs (development version)


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 mew-beta package on Ubuntu