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Re: Linux uninstall

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  • Subject: [mg124118] Re: Linux uninstall
  • From: Simon <simonjtyler at>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 05:55:30 -0500 (EST)
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Hi Phil,

I'm pretty sure that you just delete the installation directory (default: /usr/local/Wolfram/Mathematica/8.0) and shell scripts (default: math, mathematica  Mathematica, MathKernel and mcc in /usr/local/bin). Also, remove any menu items created in the desktop environment.


P.S. after a quick google search, here's what is suggested on

Basically, you have to:

delete the folders /usr/local/Wolfram and /usr/share/Mathematica.
remove a number of links in /usr/local/bin: mathematica mcc Mathematica math MathKernel.
in your home directory you can remove the folder ~/.Mathematica
The following five commands do that all:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/Wolfram
sudo rm -rf /usr/share/Mathematica
cd /usr/local/bin
sudo rm mathematica mcc Mathematica math MathKernel
rm -rf ~/.Mathematica

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