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How To Uninstall mate-desktop On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

To uninstall mate-desktop just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just mate-desktop

Library with common API for various MATE modulesUbuntu 14.04 LTSuniverse/x111.6.2-1
sudo apt-get remove mate-desktop

This will remove just the mate-desktop package itself.

Uninstall mate-desktop and its dependencies

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

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

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

Or similarly, like this mate-desktop

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

Package Data

Packagemate-desktop
Version1.6.2-1
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Home pagehttp://www.mate-desktop.org/
DescriptionLibrary with common API for various MATE modules
Distroubuntu
Releasetrusty
Repouniverse
Sectionuniverse/x11

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