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Old 05-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #1
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Wink How do i remove software from linux mint?/


I installed some software which inluded tomcat and mysql. Now the software wont run. I need to completly uninstall all previous versions before i can re install the problem is i dont know how to completly remove software from linux? Can anyone help please?
 
Old 05-04-2012, 09:32 PM   #2
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You can either use Synaptic to remove the packages or, if you want to use the command line, apt-get, like
Code:
sudo apt-get remove PACKAGENAME
 
Old 05-04-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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You can remove it using Synaptic Package Manager
 
Old 05-04-2012, 09:45 PM   #4
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so which of the 3 donloads do i choose here:? http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownl...load-2028.html
 
Old 05-04-2012, 09:53 PM   #5
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You should have it in your software center, if it is not already installed. Manually downloading software for installing (the Windows way) is not the way how to do it in Linux, you use your package management system to do that.
 
Old 05-04-2012, 10:34 PM   #6
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You can either use Synaptic to remove the packages or, if you want to use the command line, apt-get, like
Code:
sudo apt-get remove PACKAGENAME
If the OP wants to completely remove something he is better off doing
Code:
sudo apt-get purge PACKAGENAME
"Remove" leaves configuration files while "purge" removes everything.
 
Old 05-04-2012, 10:41 PM   #7
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so which of the 3 donloads do i choose here:? http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownl...load-2028.html
Synaptic is the default GUI-based package manager in Mint. You do not need to install it.

If you are using Synaptic, then enter the package name in the search box and press Enter. Right click on the leftmost box and select 'Mark for removal'. To completely remove the package including it's config files, select 'Mark for complete removal'. Press the 'Apply button' to perform the task you selected.

If you want to do it from the CLI:
To remove a package but keep it's config files:
Code:
sudo apt-get remove PACKAGENAME
To remove a package including it's config files:
Code:
sudo apt-get purge PACKAGENAME
If you want to remove/purge a specific version of a package:
Code:
sudo apt-get remove|purge PACKAGENAME=version
If for some reason the removal left orphaned files, use:
Code:
sudo apt-get autoremove
to remove them and recover the disk space.

Last edited by towheedm; 05-04-2012 at 10:42 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2012, 10:39 AM   #8
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as user if you are part of sudoers group
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sudo apt-get install synaptic
if not part of sudoers group add ourself thru visudo
 
  


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