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How To Uninstall zlib1g On Debian 8

To uninstall zlib1g just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just zlib1g

compression library - runtimeDebian 8.0libs1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1
sudo apt-get remove zlib1g

This will remove just the zlib1g package itself.

Uninstall zlib1g and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove zlib1g

This will remove the zlib1g 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 zlib1g then this will work.

 Caution! Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge zlib1g

Or similarly, like this zlib1g

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove zlib1g

Package Data

Packagezlib1g
Version1:1.2.8.dfsg-2+b1
MaintainerMark Brown <broonie@debian.org>
Home pagehttp://zlib.net/
Descriptioncompression library - runtime
Distrodebian
Releasejessie
Repomain
Sectionlibs

Dependencies