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How To Uninstall libxml2 On Debian 8

To uninstall libxml2 just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just libxml2

linuxGNOME XML librarylibs2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u4
sudo apt-get remove libxml2

This will remove just the libxml2 package itself.

Uninstall libxml2 and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove libxml2

This will remove the libxml2 package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed.

Purging your config/data too

If you also want to delete your local/config files for libxml2 then this will work.

 Caution! Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge libxml2

Or similarly, like this libxml2

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove libxml2

Package Data

Packagelibxml2
Version2.9.1+dfsg1-5+deb8u4
MaintainerDebian XML/SGML Group <debian-xml-sgml-pkgs@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Home pagehttp://xmlsoft.org/
DescriptionGNOME XML library
Distrodebian
Releasejessie
Repomain
Sectionlibs

Dependencies