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Re: New Question: How to cleanly uninstall MariaDB


Am 20.04.2015 um 16:10 schrieb AskMonty KB:
I've been using MariaDB on my server. It seemed to be hacked. I couldn't restart mariadb, and I deleted it with package manager yum. However, after reinstalling that I still experienced some problems (they didn't disappear).

There is an opinion
that some files such as databases are not removed during MariaDB uninstall. Is it true, and what should I take care of when uninstalling MariaDB?

Thank you. I've used site search but couldn't find an answer in the official documentation. I suggest adding this to the part about installation of MariaDB

uninstall *never ever* removes runtime data
for no application, not only mysql / mariadb

the package manager *must not* touch /var/lib/ at uninstall or update

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