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How to install libpq-dev on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install libpq-dev

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

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libpq-dev

libpq-dev package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name libpq-dev
version 9.5.2-1
description header files for libpq5 (PostgreSQL library)
subsection libdevel
maintainer Debian PostgreSQL Maintainers

Uninstall libpq-dev

To remove just libpq-dev package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libpq-dev

Uninstall libpq-dev and it’s dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove libpq-dev

Purging libpq-dev

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

sudo apt-get purge libpq-dev

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

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove libpq-dev