libcurl4-openssl-dev is a software package in Ubuntu that provides the development files and libraries necessary for building programs that use the libcurl library with OpenSSL support.
The libcurl library is a popular client-side URL transfer library that supports a wide range of protocols, including HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, and more. It is used in a variety of applications, including web browsers, command-line tools, and programming languages.
The libcurl4-openssl-dev package specifically includes the development headers and libraries needed to build programs that use the OpenSSL cryptographic library in conjunction with libcurl.
Uninstalling libcurl4-openssl-dev package in Ubuntu
You can uninstall libcurl4-openssl-dev package in Ubuntu using the below command:
$ sudo apt-get remove libcurl4-openssl-dev
Uninstall libcurl4-openssl-dev including dependent package
If you would like to remove libcurl4-openssl-dev and it’s dependent packages which are no longer needed from Ubuntu:
$ sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove libcurl4-openssl-dev
Use Purging libcurl4-openssl-dev
If you use with purge options to libcurl4-openssl-dev package all the configuration and dependent packages will be removed.
$ sudo apt-get purge libcurl4-openssl-dev
If you use purge options along with auto remove, will be removed everything regarding the package, It’s really useful when you want to reinstall again.
$ sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove libcurl4-openssl-dev