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How To Uninstall mate-desktop on stretch

To uninstall mate-desktop just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just mate-desktop

Library with common API for various MATE modules Debian 9.0 x11 1.16.2-2

sudo apt-get remove mate-desktop

Which will remove just the mate-desktop package itself.

Uninstall mate-desktop and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove mate-desktop

This will remove the mate-desktop package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed.

Purging your config/data too

If you also want to delete your local/config files for mate-desktop then this will work.

  Caution!   Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge mate-desktop  

Or similarly, like this mate-desktop

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove mate-desktop  

Package Data

Packagemate-desktop
Version1.16.2-2
MaintainerMATE Packaging Team
DescriptionLibrary with common API for various MATE modules
Distrodebian
Releasestretch
Repomain
Sectionx11

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