How to uninstall chef-server-api from Ubuntu

Uninstall chef-server-api

To uninstall just chef-server-api package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove chef-server-api

Uninstall chef-server-api and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the chef-server-api package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove chef-server-api

Purging chef-server-api

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of chef-server-api from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge chef-server-api

To delete configuration and/or data files of chef-server-api and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge chef-server-api

chef-server-api package information

name chef-server-api
section ruby
description

Chef configuration management system - server API

website wiki.opscode.com/ display/ chef
maintainer ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com

More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

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How to install chef-server-api package on Ubuntu