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How to install libreadline6 on Debian Unstable (Sid)

Install libreadline6

Installing libreadline6 package on Debian Unstable (Sid) is as easy as running the following command on terminal:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreadline6

libreadline6 package information

distro Debian Unstable (Sid)
section Main
name libreadline6
version 6.3-8+b4
description GNU readline and history libraries, run-time libraries
subsection libs
maintainer Matthias Klose

Uninstall libreadline6

To remove just libreadline6 package itself from Debian Unstable (Sid) execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove libreadline6

Uninstall libreadline6 and it’s dependent packages

To remove the libreadline6 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed from Debian Sid.

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove libreadline6

Purging libreadline6

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of libreadline6 from Debian Sid then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge libreadline6

To delete configuration and/or data files of libreadline6 and it’s dependencies from Debian Sid then execute:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove libreadline6