I installed MySQL using
sudo apt-get. Now I need to remove it from my system.
How can I do that?
To remove mysql completely from your system Just type in terminal
sudo apt-get purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common mysql-server-core-* mysql-client-core-* sudo rm -rf /etc/mysql /var/lib/mysql sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean
all the above solutions are correct but I would try with
sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql* sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean
This will uninstall all mysql related packages.
This will remove mysql 5.6 from ubuntu 15.04
sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean sudo rm -rf /var/lib/mysql sudo rm -rf /etc/mysql
First you need to stop your mysql server from service.
sudo service mysql stop
Then You can use purge command to uninstall
sudo apt-get purge mysql-server mysql-client
Note: the above based on your package list. I have installed both server and client. This will for your convineient
I don't use Ubuntu much but what I think you should try is what I did.
I first typed this in command line :
sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common,
then followed with this below :
sudo apt-get autoremove
and finally typed this :
sudo apt-get autoclean.
I found that it was removed.
I forgot the mysql root password and needed to reset. I tried this http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/article/mysql-resetting-a-lost-mysql-root-password and didn't work because it kept saying can't write logs or similar. Now my solution was to completely remove mysql from Ubuntu13.10 and fresh installation.
sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common sudo apt-get autoremove sudo rm -rf /var/lib/mysql
I had to run the last commandline, because Ubuntu sometimes keeps some libs even you try purge them all. Now install mysql server and client
sudo apt-get install mysql-client mysql-server
When I tried
sudo apt-get purge mysql* it didn't work.
Purged mysql5 with:
sudo apt-get purge mysql-*
Then for cleaning up:
sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean
sudo -i service mysql stop killall -KILL mysql mysqld_safe mysqld apt-get --yes purge mysql* apt-get --yes autoremove --purge apt-get autoclean deluser --remove-home mysql delgroup mysql rm -rf /etc/apparmor.d/abstractions/mysql /etc/apparmor.d/cache/usr.sbin.mysqld /etc/mysql /var/lib/mysql /var/log/mysql* /var/log/upstart/mysql.log* /var/run/mysqld ~/.mysql_history updatedb
Based on this answer and many others...
Try this, It will fully wipeout out every single file of MySQL from your system:
sudo service mysql stop #or mysqld sudo killall -9 mysql sudo killall -9 mysqld sudo apt-get remove --purge mysql-server mysql-client mysql-common sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get autoclean sudo deluser -f mysql sudo rm -rf /var/lib/mysql sudo apt-get purge mysql-server-core-5.7 sudo apt-get purge mysql-client-core-5.7 sudo rm -rf /var/log/mysql sudo rm -rf /etc/mysql
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