How to uninstall chef from Ubuntu

Uninstall chef

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

sudo apt-get remove chef

Uninstall chef and it's dependent packages

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

sudo apt-get autoremove chef

Purging chef

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

sudo apt-get purge chef

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

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge chef

chef package information

name chef
section ruby
description

systems integration framework - clients

website www.getchef.com
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.

See Also

How to install chef package on Ubuntu