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How To Uninstall texlive On Ubuntu 16.10

To uninstall texlive just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just texlive

TeX LiveUbuntu 16.10universe/tex2016.20160819-2
sudo apt-get remove texlive

This will remove just the texlive package itself.

Uninstall texlive and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove texlive

This will remove the texlive 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 then this will work.

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

Or similarly, like this texlive

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove texlive

Package Data

Packagetexlive
Version2016.20160819-2
MaintainerUbuntu Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss@lists.ubuntu.com>
Home pagehttp://www.tug.org/texlive/
DescriptionTeX Live
Distroubuntu
Releaseyakkety
Repouniverse
Sectionuniverse/tex

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