Python packages are used to add new libraries and features to Python. The Python packages can be uninstalled with different methods which are also related to those packages’ installation methods. Most of cases the
pip package manager is used to installing, update and uninstall Python packages.
Search Python Package
Before uninstalling the Python package we can search for the package with its name. The
pip search can be used to search a package.
$ pip search django
Show Python Package Information
Detailed information about the package can be displayed by using the
pip show command. This command shows information like name, version, summary, author, license etc.
$ pip show django
Uninstall Python Package
We can uninstall Python package by using the
pip uninstall command. The package name is provided as parameter. In the following example we uninstall the package named django.
$ pip uninstall django
Uninstall Python Package Globally
A package may be installed globally by using the
sudo command. This installs package for all users. We can uninstall the Python package globally by using sudo command.
$ sudo pip uninstall django