‘m a new Ubuntu Linux user and my cloud hosting company installed MySQL server by default. I need to remove it and delete it from my server as I have no use of MySQL server. How can I uninstall MySQL on a Ubuntu based systems?
Typically following Mysql packages are installed on the Debian or Ubuntu Linux systems:
mysql-client – The latest version of MySQL database client.
mysql-server – The latest version of MySQL database server.
mysql-common – MySQL database common files.
How do I uninstall Mysql server?
Just use the apt-get command as follows remove both MySQL server and client in Ubuntu Linux:
sudo apt-get –purge remove mysql-client mysql-server mysql-common
sudo apt-get autoremove
Sample outputs (pay attention to package names):
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
Use apt-get autoremove to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
libdbd-mysql-perl* libmysqlclient18* mysql-client* mysql-client-5.5* mysql-common* mysql-server*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 7 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 67.5 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database … 105097 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing mysql-server …
Removing mysql-server-5.5 …
Purging configuration files for mysql-server-5.5 …
Removing mysql-client …
Removing mysql-client-5.5 …
Removing libdbd-mysql-perl …
Removing libmysqlclient18 …
Purging configuration files for libmysqlclient18 …
Removing mysql-common …
Purging configuration files for mysql-common …
dpkg: warning: while removing mysql-common, directory /etc/mysql not empty so not removed.
Processing triggers for ureadahead …
Processing triggers for man-db …
Processing triggers for libc-bin …
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
Delete /etc/mysql/ directory using rm command:
$ sudo rm -rf /etc/mysql/
Understanding apt-get command options
–purge : Remove given packages and config files.
remove : Uninstall packages.
autoremove : Force to remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for other packages and are now no longer needed.
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