How to uninstall mingw-w64-dev from Ubuntu

Uninstall mingw-w64-dev

To uninstall just mingw-w64-dev package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove mingw-w64-dev

Uninstall mingw-w64-dev and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the mingw-w64-dev package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove mingw-w64-dev

Purging mingw-w64-dev

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of mingw-w64-dev from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge mingw-w64-dev

To delete configuration and/or data files of mingw-w64-dev and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge mingw-w64-dev

mingw-w64-dev package information

name mingw-w64-dev
section devel

Development files for MinGW-w64 (transitional 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.

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How to install mingw-w64-dev package on Ubuntu