How to remove mysql / mariadb from your linux system
Did you ever had a problem with mysql and needed to remove it so there where no trace left of it on your system?
I had :)
By accident I installed mariadb rather then mysql-server...not because one is better then the other. I was moving a redmine installation to a new server, on the old one the db was mysl 8, on the new I installed mariadb...well long story short I needed to uninstall mariadb and install mysql 8 :)
How to remove maraiadb or just any mysl server / client software from your linux machine:
- stop mysql process
sudo service mysql stop
2. use apt to purge any traces of mysql software from you machine
sudo apt --purge remove "mysql*"
3. remove any config files
sudo mv /etc/mysql/ /tmp/mysql_configs/
4. (optional) remove the old source links (edit the source list file and remove any old links to mysql)
DONE! Now you can install the right sql software you wanted form the start.....or needed ;)