How to uninstall mozilla-packagekit from Ubuntu

Uninstall mozilla-packagekit

To uninstall just mozilla-packagekit package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove mozilla-packagekit

Uninstall mozilla-packagekit and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove mozilla-packagekit

Purging mozilla-packagekit

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

sudo apt-get purge mozilla-packagekit

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge mozilla-packagekit

mozilla-packagekit package information

name mozilla-packagekit
section admin

software installation plugin

PackageKit allows to perform simple software management tasks over a DBus interface e.g refreshing the cache, updating, installing and removing software packages or searching for multimedia codecs and file handlers. This package provides a browser plugin.


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 mozilla-packagekit package on Ubuntu