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How To Uninstall cups-common On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

To uninstall cups-common just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just cups-common

Common UNIX Printing System(tm) – common filesUbuntu 12.04 LTSnet1.5.2-9ubuntu1
sudo apt-get remove cups-common

This will remove just the cups-common package itself.

Uninstall cups-common and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove cups-common

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

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

Or similarly, like this cups-common

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

Package Data

Packagecups-common
Version1.5.2-9ubuntu1
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <[email protected]>
Home pagehttp://www.cups.org
DescriptionCommon UNIX Printing System(tm) – common files
Distroubuntu
Releaseprecise
Repomain
Sectionnet

Dependencies

cups-common is not dependent on any other packages.