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How To Uninstall base-files on yakkety

To uninstall base-files just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just base-files

Debian base system miscellaneous files Ubuntu 16.10 admin 9.6ubuntu5

sudo apt-get remove base-files

Which 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

Package base-files
Version 9.6ubuntu5
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers
Description Debian base system miscellaneous files
Distro ubuntu
Release yakkety
Repo main
Section admin

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