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How To Uninstall mysql-client-5.5 on trusty

To uninstall mysql-client-5.5 just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just mysql-client-5.5

MySQL database client binaries Ubuntu 14.04 LTS database 5.5.35+dfsg-1ubuntu1

sudo apt-get remove mysql-client-5.5

Which will remove just the mysql-client-5.5 package itself.

Uninstall mysql-client-5.5 and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove mysql-client-5.5

This will remove the mysql-client-5.5 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 mysql-client-5.5 then this will work.

  Caution!   Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge mysql-client-5.5  

Or similarly, like this mysql-client-5.5

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove mysql-client-5.5  

Package Data

Package mysql-client-5.5
Version 5.5.35+dfsg-1ubuntu1
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers
Description MySQL database client binaries
Distro ubuntu
Release trusty
Repo main
Section database