How to uninstall chef-server from Ubuntu

Uninstall chef-server

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

sudo apt-get remove chef-server

Uninstall chef-server and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove chef-server

Purging chef-server

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

sudo apt-get purge chef-server

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge chef-server

chef-server package information

name chef-server
section ruby

Merb application providing centralized management for Chef

Chef is a systems integration framework and configuration management system written in Ruby. Chef provides a Ruby library and API that can be used to bring the benefits of configuration management to an entire infrastructure. The Chef Server is a Merb application that provides centralized storage and distribution for recipes stored in "cookbooks," management and authentication of client nodes and node data, and search indexes for that data. The chef-server package provides a merb binary wrapper that loads up the chef-server-slice application. This package contains the chef-server Merb application and associated files.

website display/ chef/ Home

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.

See Also

How to install chef-server package on Ubuntu