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I want to completely uninstall OCaml so that I can Jane Street's Open Bundle. Using sudo apt-get remove ocaml seemed successful but OCaml is still present on my system (I can run the toploop, etc.) How can I remove it completely?

apt-file show ../../../usr/bin/ocaml doesn't return anything.

Solved: I used find . -rexexp '.*ocaml[^/]*/? -exec rm -rf {} \; in the usr directory to remove all ocaml-related files.

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sudo apt-get purge ocaml

You also may have to reboot after.

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apt-get says that the package doesn't exist, but the ocaml command is still there. – Matthew Piziak May 3 '12 at 19:57

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