How to uninstall python2.7-minimal from Ubuntu

Uninstall python2.7-minimal

To uninstall just python2.7-minimal package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove python2.7-minimal

Uninstall python2.7-minimal and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the python2.7-minimal package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove python2.7-minimal

Purging python2.7-minimal

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of python2.7-minimal from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge python2.7-minimal

To delete configuration and/or data files of python2.7-minimal and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge python2.7-minimal

python2.7-minimal package information

name python2.7-minimal
section python

Minimal subset of the Python language (version 2.7)


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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