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How To Uninstall mysql-common On Debian 8

To uninstall mysql-common just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just mysql-common

MySQL database common files, e.g. /etc/mysql/my.cnfDebian 8.0database5.5.55-0+deb8u1
sudo apt-get remove mysql-common

This will remove just the mysql-common package itself.

Uninstall mysql-common and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove mysql-common

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

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

Or similarly, like this mysql-common

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

Package Data

Packagemysql-common
Version5.5.55-0+deb8u1
MaintainerDebian MySQL Maintainers <pkg-mysql-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Home pagehttp://dev.mysql.com/
DescriptionMySQL database common files, e.g. /etc/mysql/my.cnf
Distrodebian
Releasejessie
Repomain
Sectiondatabase

Dependencies

mysql-common is not dependent on any other packages.