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How To Uninstall texlive-generic-recommended On Ubuntu 16.10

To uninstall texlive-generic-recommended just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just texlive-generic-recommended

TeX LiveUbuntu 16.10tex2016.20160819-2
sudo apt-get remove texlive-generic-recommended

This will remove just the texlive-generic-recommended package itself.

Uninstall texlive-generic-recommended and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove texlive-generic-recommended

This will remove the texlive-generic-recommended 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 texlive-generic-recommended then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this texlive-generic-recommended

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove texlive-generic-recommended

Package Data

Packagetexlive-generic-recommended
Version2016.20160819-2
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <[email protected]>
Home pagehttp://www.tug.org/texlive/
DescriptionTeX Live
Distroubuntu
Releaseyakkety
Repomain
Sectiontex

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