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How To Uninstall erlang On Ubuntu 16.10

To uninstall erlang just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just erlang

linuxConcurrent, real-time, distributed functional languageuniverse/interpreters1:18.3.4.4+dfsg-1ubuntu2
sudo apt-get remove erlang

This will remove just the erlang package itself.

Uninstall erlang and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove erlang

This will remove the erlang 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 erlang then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this erlang

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove erlang

Package Data

Packageerlang
Version1:18.3.4.4+dfsg-1ubuntu2
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Home pagehttp://www.erlang.org/
DescriptionConcurrent, real-time, distributed functional language
Distroubuntu
Releaseyakkety
Repouniverse
Sectionuniverse/interpreters

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