I have tried remove Arduino on Ubuntu 16.04 but apt doesn't remove it.

These are the commands that I've tried:

sudo apt-get remove arduino
sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove arduino
sudo apt-get purge arduino
sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove arduino

After all these, Arduino still exists. What do I have to do to remove it completely?

  • How did you install Arduino IDE ? Via apt-get or by downloading from Arduino's website ? Jan 9, 2019 at 18:14
  • @SergiyKolodyazhnyy From Arduino website Jan 9, 2019 at 18:15

2 Answers 2


Since you downloaded and installed it without using apt you cannot remove it using apt, but instead need to use the uninstall.sh script that was provided with the Arduino download.


apt can only remove packages that you've installed via apt itself. Since you've downloaded the IDE from the Arduino website, you will have to remove Arduino IDE manually. So whatever folder it is in, just delete the folder directly.

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