How to uninstall plplot-bin from Ubuntu

Uninstall plplot-bin

To uninstall just plplot-bin package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove plplot-bin

Uninstall plplot-bin and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove plplot-bin

Purging plplot-bin

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

sudo apt-get purge plplot-bin

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge plplot-bin

plplot-bin package information

name plplot-bin
section math

Scientific plotting library (utilities)

PLplot is relatively small, portable, freely distributable, and is rich enough to satisfy most users. It has a wide range of plot types including line (linear, log), contour, 3D, fill, and almost 1000 characters (including Greek and mathematical) in its extended font set. The package is designed to make it easy to quickly get graphical output; only a handful of function calls is typically required. For more advanced use, virtually all aspects of plotting are configurable. This package contains the following utilities associated with PLplot. * pltek - review a Tektronix vector file * plm2gif - converts PLplot metafiles to GIF files * plpr - converts PLplot metafile to something the printer will understand


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 plplot-bin package on Ubuntu