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How To Uninstall mate-desktop-environment On Debian 8

To uninstall mate-desktop-environment just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just mate-desktop-environment

MATE Desktop Environment (meta package)Debian 8.0x111.8.0+9
sudo apt-get remove mate-desktop-environment

This will remove just the mate-desktop-environment package itself.

Uninstall mate-desktop-environment and its dependencies

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

This will remove the mate-desktop-environment 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-environment then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this mate-desktop-environment

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

Package Data

Packagemate-desktop-environment
Version1.8.0+9
MaintainerMATE Packaging Team <pkg-mate-team@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Home pagehttp://www.mate-desktop.org/
DescriptionMATE Desktop Environment (meta package)
Distrodebian
Releasejessie
Repomain
Sectionx11

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