I'd like to know how can I uninstall Mathematica from Ubuntu.
apt-get remove does not work.
The link http://support.wolfram.com/kb/4730 provides the following information:
Linux
To uninstall Mathematica, please remove the following directories. Please back up any documents that you want to keep from these directories:
/usr/share/Mathematica/
~/.Mathematica/Licensing/mathpass
/usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/
apt-get remove
to uninstall an application for which apt-get install
was not used to install it.
Simply remove the installation directory (evaluate $InstallationDirectory
within Mathematica to find it). Mathematica 9 is delivered as a self-extracting shell script, rather than a package.
If you asked the installer to create symlinks for the math
, MathKernel
, and Mathematica
commands, e.g. in /usr/local/bin/
you could remove those as well.
You can backup the user setting in $BaseDirectory
(/usr/share/Mathematica
) and $UserBaseDirectory
(~/.Mathematica
) as desired.
/usr/local/bin
should be MathKernel
, Mathematica
, WolframKernel
, math
, mathematica
, mcc
, wolfram
To remove completely, including icons and links to use these codes:
rm -R ~/.Mathematica
sudo rm -R /usr/share/Mathematica
sudo rm -R /usr/local/Wolfram
sudo rm /usr/share/man/man1/mathematica.1
sudo rm /usr/share/mime/application/mathematica.xml
sudo rm /usr/share/mime/application/mathematicaplayer.xml
sudo rm /usr/share/mime/packages/wolfram-mathematica.xml
sudo rm /usr/share/mime/packages/wolfram-mathematicaplayer.xml
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/mathematica
sudo rm /usr/local/share/applications/wolfram-mathematica9.desktop
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/wolfram-mathematica.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/wolfram-mathematicaplayer.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/mimetypes/application-mathematica.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/mimetypes/application-mathematicaplayer.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-mathematica.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-mathematicaplayer.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/wolfram-mathematica.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/wolfram-mathematicaplayer.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/mimetypes/application-mathematica.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/mimetypes/application-mathematicaplayer.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-mathematica.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-mathematicaplayer.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/wolfram-mathematica.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/wolfram-mathematicaplayer.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/mimetypes/application-mathematica.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/mimetypes/application-mathematicaplayer.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-mathematica.png
sudo rm /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-mathematicaplayer.png