How to uninstall octave3.0-headers from Ubuntu

Uninstall octave3.0-headers

To uninstall just octave3.0-headers package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove octave3.0-headers

Uninstall octave3.0-headers and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the octave3.0-headers package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove octave3.0-headers

Purging octave3.0-headers

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of octave3.0-headers from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge octave3.0-headers

To delete configuration and/or data files of octave3.0-headers and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge octave3.0-headers

octave3.0-headers package information

name octave3.0-headers
section math

header files for the GNU Octave language (3.0 branch)

Octave is a (mostly Matlab (R) compatible) high-level language, primarily intended for numerical computations. It provides a convenient command-line interface for solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically. This package provides the include files needed to compile and link user-supplied code with GNU Octave. If you only write interpreted .m files, you do not need this package. The package is architecture-specific as it contains machine-dependent compiler switches in the mkoctfile script.


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 octave3.0-headers package on Ubuntu