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I installed Blender 2.79, but I want to install Blender 2.80. How can I uninstall it?

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    Hello and Wellcome to askubuntu. Your question depens how you installed Blender. Can you please enter apt list blender* into your terminal and copy the output into your question?
    – Boba Fit
    Dec 30 '18 at 9:18
  • no matches found: blender* Dec 30 '18 at 9:41
  • How did you install Blender? It seems you dont have it from the Software Store, neither you downlaoded a .deb file.
    – Boba Fit
    Dec 30 '18 at 9:43
  • I installed it in opt. Dec 30 '18 at 9:47
  • Did you compiled it yourself? Did you follow a instruction?
    – Boba Fit
    Dec 30 '18 at 9:50
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If you installed from snap, run:

sudo snap remove blender

If you installed from PPA, run:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove blender

Edit: if you installed in /opt as you describe, run:

sudo rm -rf /opt/blender

When you install 2.8, you may wish to install with a package manager so it automatically updates:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:thomas-schiex/blender
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install blender
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  • I seem to have installed it in opt Dec 30 '18 at 9:41
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If you installed Blender like that:

tar -xjf blender--x86_64.tar.bz2
sudo mkdir /opt/blender
sudo cp -r blender--x86_64/* /opt/blender

Then you can just move the old version into an other directory:

sudo mv /opt/blender ~/blender_279

Then you can install the beta version via snap, so you get automatically the newest blender versions:

sudo snap install blender --beta

If you want to download and install blender by hand, you can still use your old method and download the new one: https://builder.blender.org/download/ and repeat the installation (extraction and copy the files to /opt/blender)

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