So, if users want to remove the currently installed MySQL from the Ubuntu system, they can follow this guide.
How to Remove MySQL on Ubuntu
The Ubuntu users can remove MySQL from the system through the following commands:
Method 1: Remove MySQL on Ubuntu Using apt remove Command
The apt remove command is the simplest and widely used command to remove MySQL from the Ubuntu system. This command removes the package from the “apt” repository. Since, in my case, I have installed MySQL server and client on Ubuntu system, so the command to remove these MySQL packages from the system in given below:
The above command only removes the packages associated with MySQL on the Ubuntu system.
Method 2: Remove MySQL on Ubuntu using purge Command
The Ubuntu users can also use the purge command with the MySQL packages to remove them from the system. The command works similar to the “apt remove” command.
Method 3: Remove MySQL on Ubuntu Using autoremove Command
If you use the autoremove command with the MySQL packages, it will remove all the packages, configuration settings and associated directories from the Ubuntu system. This command is useful since it frees up more space as compared to the above-mentioned command.
Method 4: Remove MySQL on Ubuntu Using purge autoremove Command
The Ubuntu users can also use purge command along with autoremove command to completely remove the packages, source directories, configuration settings of MySQL from the system.
Removing MySQL from the Ubuntu system can be done easily through four different commands. The “apt remove” and “purge” commands work similarly and they remove the MySQL packages from the system. However, the “autoremove” and “purge –autoremove” commands remove the MySQL packages, configuration settings and source directories from the system, allowing users to free up more space.