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I am trying to uninstall java 1.7.0_10 on ubuntu 12.04 using the instructions from here- After I complete the instructions, I check for java and it is still there. Any ideas?

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with java you mean ? OpenJDK ? What are the reasons for this ? You want to replace the jre ? – user1849534 Dec 29 '12 at 18:49

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Open a terminal window (alt+ctrl+t) and enter the following commands.

sudo update-alternatives --remove "java" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_10/bin/java"

sudo update-alternatives --remove "javac" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_10/bin/java"

sudo update-alternatives --remove "javaws" "/usr/lib/jvm/jdk1.7.0_10/bin/javaws"

Then remove the package in the /usr/lib/jvm

This should work!! :)

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on yours, it says 1.7.0_05. Should i change it to 1.7.0_10 because that is what it says it is? – kyle_hamblett Dec 29 '12 at 20:03
also, what command do i use to remove the package once i am in the /usr/lib/bin? – kyle_hamblett Dec 29 '12 at 20:10
That was quite easy! However, i get an error that says 'this cannot be deleted'. do I need to change permissions? – kyle_hamblett Dec 29 '12 at 20:20
oh yeah..i should have guessed a terminal log into root.then type nautilus /usr/lib/jvm now try deleting – Mukund Dec 29 '12 at 20:24
Thanks! Now java is deleted, but all of the utilities are still in the dash home. are those tethered to java in any way or just there? – kyle_hamblett Dec 29 '12 at 20:30

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