bpkg-pkg-uninstall - Man Page

uninstall package


bpkg pkg-uninstall|uninstall [options] [vars] pkg...
bpkg pkg-uninstall|uninstall [options] [vars] --all|-a


The pkg-uninstall command uninstalls the specified packages (the first form) or all held packages (the second form, see bpkg-pkg-status(1)). Additionally, immediate or all dependencies of these specified packages can be also uninstalled by specifying the --immediate|-i or --recursive|-r options, respectively. Underneath, this command doesn't do much more than run b uninstall. In the first form the specified packages must have been previously configured with bpkg-pkg-build(1) or bpkg-pkg-configure(1).

Additional command line variables (vars, normally config.*) can be passed to the build system. Such variables apply to all the specified packages but can also be specified to only apply to specific packages using the argument grouping mechanism (see bpkg-argument-grouping(1) for details). See bpkg-pkg-install(1) for some examples.

Pkg-Uninstall Options


Uninstall all held packages.


Also uninstall immediate dependencies.


Also uninstall all dependencies, recursively.

--directory|-d dir

Assume configuration is in dir rather than in the current working directory.

Common Options

The common options are summarized below with a more detailed description available in bpkg-common-options(1).


Print essential underlying commands being executed.


Print all underlying commands being executed.


Run quietly, only printing error messages.

--verbose level

Set the diagnostics verbosity to level between 0 and 6.

--jobs|-j num

Number of jobs to perform in parallel.


Don't print informational messages about the outcome of performing a command.


Suppress progress indicators for long-lasting operations, such as network transfers, building, etc.

--build path

The build program to be used to build packages.

--build-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the build program.

--fetch path

The fetch program to be used to download resources.

--fetch-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the fetch program.

--fetch-timeout sec

The fetch and fetch-like (for example, git) program timeout.

--pkg-proxy url

HTTP proxy server to use when fetching package manifests and archives from remote pkg repositories.

--git path

The git program to be used to fetch git repositories.

--git-option opt

Additional common option to be passed to the git program.

--sha256 path

The sha256 program to be used to calculate SHA256 sums.

--sha256-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the sha256 program.

--tar path

The tar program to be used to extract package archives.

--tar-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the tar program.

--openssl path

The openssl program to be used for crypto operations.

--openssl-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the openssl program.

--auth type

Types of repositories to authenticate.

--trust fingerprint

Trust repository certificate with a SHA256 fingerprint.


Assume the answer to all authentication prompts is yes.


Assume the answer to all authentication prompts is no.

--pager path

The pager program to be used to show long text.

--pager-option opt

Additional option to be passed to the pager program.

--options-file file

Read additional options from file.

--default-options dir

The directory to load additional default options files from.


Don't load default options files.

Default Options Files

See bpkg-default-options-files(1) for an overview of the default options files. For the pkg-uninstall command the search start directory is the configuration directory. The following options files are searched for in each directory and, if found, loaded in the order listed:


The following pkg-uninstall command options cannot be specified in the default options files:



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July 2020 bpkg 0.13.0