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How To Uninstall openjdk-8-jre On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

To uninstall openjdk-8-jre just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just openjdk-8-jre

OpenJDK Java runtime, using Hotspot JITUbuntu 16.04 LTSjava8u77-b03-3ubuntu3
sudo apt-get remove openjdk-8-jre

This will remove just the openjdk-8-jre package itself.

Uninstall openjdk-8-jre and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove openjdk-8-jre

This will remove the openjdk-8-jre 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 openjdk-8-jre then this will work.

 Caution! Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge openjdk-8-jre

Or similarly, like this openjdk-8-jre

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove openjdk-8-jre

Package Data

Packageopenjdk-8-jre
Version8u77-b03-3ubuntu3
MaintainerOpenJDK Team <[email protected]>
Home pagehttp://openjdk.java.net/
DescriptionOpenJDK Java runtime, using Hotspot JIT
Distroubuntu
Releasexenial
Repomain
Sectionjava

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