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Old 07-08-2003, 09:30 AM   #1
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mysql uninstall

I would like to know how to completely remove mysql from Red hat 9.0 . I want to leave no traces of mysql. i have mysql version 4 installed with the rpm package.

I also want to remove apache completely.

please help
Old 07-08-2003, 10:27 AM   #2
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The man page for rpm covers this nicely

rpm -e *package_name*

Don't know if the mysql rpm created a user and will also remove it or not...I use the binary package from
Old 07-08-2003, 10:54 AM   #3
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May I ask why you want to remove mysql and apache??
Old 07-08-2003, 12:27 PM   #4
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i want to re install mysql and apache completely.. since the current versions are giving some problems.. i dont want any trace of the previous ones for a fresh new installation.
Old 07-08-2003, 12:59 PM   #5
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hi hrishikesh,

you have to uninstall all previous mysql rpm with depen. packages.
so uninstall all packages and then try .

by the way which version and which disti. you r using.
put ur question with more people can suggest u clearly.

Old 07-08-2006, 04:11 AM   #6
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Where can i get the package name? Im not the one who installed MYSQL in my PC...
Can somebody give me the complete process on how to install it?
Because I tried to start my MYSQL and it failed. I don't know what's wrong with it...
Old 08-01-2006, 02:13 PM   #7
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Also having this problem...

Installed from rpms and I know which version. However, simply uninstalling does not remove the root password for MySQL, which is my problem. The root password was set and all information that I can find on the web to reset it doesn't work.


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