Uninstalling Notes from a Linux client

Use this procedure to uninstall Notes® from a Linux™ client.

Before you begin

Exit Notes before uninstalling the product. Log in as a root user.

About this task

Uninstall may take several minutes to complete. Afterwards, each user's data directory and workspace remains intact to preserve data. You can uninstall the rpm or deb package by using either a command line or using GUI method.

Use the uninstall utility provided with your installed Notes version.

Depending on whether you installed Notes using an rpm or deb package, complete either Step 1 or Step 2.

Procedure

  1. If you installed Notes using an rpm kit, use the following steps to uninstall Notes. If you installed Notes by using a deb package, complete Step 2 instead.
    1. Use Add/Remove Software application on the Applications menu. Search for and select the Notes rpm packages. Click Apply.
    2. Check which Notes-related rpm packages are installed by using the following command.

      rpm -qa | grep ibm

    3. Uninstall all Notes rpm packages in a single command line as shown in the following example.

      rpm -e ibm_notes ibm_activities ibm_cae ibm_sametime ibm_opensocial ibm_feedreader

    4. Optionally, uninstall packages individually, making sure that you uninstall Notes last, as shown in the following example.

      rpm -e ibm_activities

      rpm -e ibm_feedreader

      rpm -e ibm_cae

      rpm -e ibm_sametime

      rpm -e ibm_opensocial

      rpm -e ibm_notes

  2. If you installed Notes using a deb kit (Ubuntu platform), use the following procedure to uninstall Notes.
    • Check which Notes-related deb packages are installed by using the following command.

      $dpkg -l ibm-*

    • Uninstall all Notes deb packages in a single command line as shown in the following example.

      #sudo dpkg -P ibm-notes ibm-activities ibm-cae ibm-sametime ibm-opensocial ibm-feedreader

    • Optionally, uninstall packages individually, making sure that you uninstall Notes last, as shown in the following example.

      sudo dpkg -P ibm-activities

      sudo dpkg -P ibm-cae

      sudo dpkg -P ibm-sametime

      sudo dpkg -P ibm-feedreader

      sudo dpkg -P ibm-opensocial

      sudo dpkg -P ibm-notes