# Uninstalling programs/packages

I recently installed tools for android development (eclipse ADT ...) and I installed incorrectly and would like to restart from the beginning. I installed a few packages out of order and I am having trouble getting the tools configured. How do I remove everything I just installed, so that I may start all over?

How do I know that all the files are removed?

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Did you use the packagemanager for installation? –  MrSmith42 Jan 20 '13 at 16:00
I think I covered that here askubuntu.com/questions/124963/… –  hbdgaf Jan 20 '13 at 16:02

you can remove any package with many possible ways in Ubuntu.

1.Software centre -> In the installed application list you can find all what you have installed and you can remove them from there it self.

2.Synaptic Package Manager -> Here also in the search field you can type the application.

3.Aptitude -> This is a CLI tool.

4.apt-get -> Here by using the following command in terminal you can remove any application/Package

sudo apt-get remove <Application_name>


one more thing to remove any application completely along with its configurations files you can do the following command

sudo apt-get remove --purge <Application_name>


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In case you do not have Synaptic Package Manager run this command from terminal (ctrl + alt + T) as root.

sudo apt-get install synaptic


then search for the specific package from the search box, tick it to mark for complete removal. This will remove the package plus all of its dependencies.

mojo706 :)

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Have a look at the apt log, found in /var/log/apt/history.log

There you can see a log of the packages you installed through apt / synaptic

If you remember when did you do the wrong installation, just remove the packages listed there as installed in such period of time.

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