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How to install idle on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install idle

Installing idle package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install idle

idle package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name idle
version 2.7.11-1
description IDE for Python using Tkinter (default version)
subsection python
maintainer Matthias Klose

Uninstall idle

To remove just idle package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove idle

Uninstall idle and it’s dependent packages

To remove the idle package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove idle

Purging idle

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of idle from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge idle

To delete configuration and/or data files of idle and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove idle