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How To Uninstall base-files On Linux Mint 18.2

To uninstall base-files just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just base-files

Debian base system miscellaneous files several important miscellaneous files, such as /etc/debian_version,Linux Mint 18.2admin18.2.1
sudo apt-get remove base-files

This will remove just the base-files package itself.

Uninstall base-files and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove base-files

This will remove the base-files 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 base-files then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this base-files

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove base-files

Package Data

Packagebase-files
Version18.2.1
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <[email protected]>
DescriptionDebian base system miscellaneous files several important miscellaneous files, such as /etc/debian_version,
Distrolinuxmint
Releasesonya
Repoupstream
Sectionadmin

Dependencies

base-files is not dependent on any other packages.