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How To Uninstall readline-common on stretch

To uninstall readline-common just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just readline-common

GNU readline and history libraries, common files Debian 9.0 utils 7.0-3

sudo apt-get remove readline-common

Which will remove just the readline-common package itself.

Uninstall readline-common and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove readline-common

This will remove the readline-common 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 readline-common then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this readline-common

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove readline-common  

Package Data

Package readline-common
Version 7.0-3
Maintainer Matthias Klose
Description GNU readline and history libraries, common files
Distro debian
Release stretch
Repo main
Section utils