How to install gksu On Ubuntu 16.04 Lts? Uninstall and remove gksu Package

In this tutorial you will learn how to update and install gksu On Ubuntu 16.04 Lts? Learn how to uninstall and completely remove the package gksu from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Operating System.



Quick installation of gksu:

Step 1: Update system:

	sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install: gksu

Ater updaing the OS run following command to install the packae:

	sudo apt-get install gksu

Package Details

Maintainer:Ubuntu Developers
Home page:
Description:graphical front-end to su and sudo
Distro:Ubuntu 16.04
Release:Xenial Xerus

How to install gksu on Ubuntu 16.04?

How to install gksu On Ubuntu 16.04 Lts? Uninstall and remove gksu Package

First of all update your system with the command:

sudo apt-get update


Above command will download the package lists for Ubuntu 16.04 on your system. This will update the list of newest versions of packages and its dependencies on your system.

After downloading the latest package list with the help of above you can run the installation process.

If gksu is not installed on your compter then the command 'dpkg -L gksu' will give followin error.

deepak@deepakub16:~$ dpkg -L gksu
dpkg-query: package 'gksu' is not installed
Use dpkg --info (= dpkg-deb --info) to examine archive files,
and dpkg --contents (= dpkg-deb --contents) to list their contents.

Installing gksu:

After system update use the following command to install gksu:

sudo apt-get install gksu

Above command will confirm before installing the package on your Ubuntu 16.04 Operating System. If you are not already logged in as su, installer will ask you the root password. After completion of the installation you can use the package on your system.

How to uninstall/remove gksu from Ubuntu 16.04?

Now we will see the commands for uninstalling the gksu from Ubuntu 16.04. For uninstalling this package you can easily use the apt command and remove the package from Linux Operating System.

To remove the gksu following command is used:

sudo apt-get remove  gksu

Following command is used to remove the gksu package along with its dependencies:

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove gksu

This will remove gksu and all its dependent packages which is no longer needed in the system.

Completely removing gksu with all configuration files:

Following command should be used with care as it deletes all the configuration files and data:

sudo apt-get purge gksu

or you can use following command also:

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove gksu

Above command will remove all the configuration files and data associated with gksu package. You can can't recover the delete data, so, use this command with care.