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How To Uninstall mate-common on trusty

To uninstall mate-common just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just mate-common

common scripts and macros to develop with MATE Ubuntu 14.04 LTS universe/devel

sudo apt-get remove mate-common

Which will remove just the mate-common package itself.

Uninstall mate-common and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove mate-common

This will remove the mate-common 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-common then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this mate-common

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

Package Data

Package mate-common
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers
Description common scripts and macros to develop with MATE
Distro ubuntu
Release trusty
Repo universe
Section universe/devel