How to uninstall mysql-client-5.1 from Ubuntu

Uninstall mysql-client-5.1

To uninstall just mysql-client-5.1 package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove mysql-client-5.1

Uninstall mysql-client-5.1 and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the mysql-client-5.1 package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove mysql-client-5.1

Purging mysql-client-5.1

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of mysql-client-5.1 from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge mysql-client-5.1

To delete configuration and/or data files of mysql-client-5.1 and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge mysql-client-5.1

mysql-client-5.1 package information

name mysql-client-5.1
section misc

MySQL database client binaries

MySQL is a fast, stable and true multi-user, multi-threaded SQL database server. SQL (Structured Query Language) is the most popular database query language in the world. The main goals of MySQL are speed, robustness and ease of use. This package includes the client binaries and the additional tools innotop and mysqlreport.


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 mysql-client-5.1 package on Ubuntu