I‘m a new Ubuntu Linux user and my cloud hosting company installed MySQL server by default. I need to remove it and delete it from my server as I have no use of MySQL server. How can I uninstall MySQL on a Ubuntu based systems?
Typically following Mysql packages are installed on the Debian or Ubuntu Linux systems:
- mysql-client – The latest version of MySQL database client.
- mysql-server – The latest version of MySQL database server.
- mysql-common – MySQL database common files.
How do I uninstall Mysql server?
Just use the
apt-get command as follows remove both MySQL server and client in Ubuntu Linux:
sudo apt-get --purge remove mysql-client mysql-server mysql-common sudo apt-get autoremove
Sample outputs (pay attention to package names):
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: linux-headers-3.2.0-31-virtual linux-headers-3.2.0-31 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following packages will be REMOVED: libdbd-mysql-perl* libmysqlclient18* mysql-client* mysql-client-5.5* mysql-common* mysql-server* mysql-server-5.5* 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 7 to remove and 0 not upgraded. After this operation, 67.5 MB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y (Reading database ... 105097 files and directories currently installed.) Removing mysql-server ... Removing mysql-server-5.5 ... mysql stop/waiting Purging configuration files for mysql-server-5.5 ... Removing mysql-client ... Removing mysql-client-5.5 ... Removing libdbd-mysql-perl ... Removing libmysqlclient18 ... Purging configuration files for libmysqlclient18 ... Removing mysql-common ... Purging configuration files for mysql-common ... dpkg: warning: while removing mysql-common, directory '/etc/mysql' not empty so not removed. Processing triggers for ureadahead ... Processing triggers for man-db ... Processing triggers for libc-bin ... ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
/etc/mysql/ directory using rm command:
$ sudo rm -rf /etc/mysql/
Understanding apt-get command options
- --purge : Remove given packages and config files.
- remove : Uninstall packages.
- autoremove : Force to remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for other packages and are now no longer needed.