Uninstalling UNIX Native Packages

If you installed Commvault by using a UNIX native package manager, such as RPM, you must run the uninstallation command that is appropriate for the package manager. When you run the command, the native package is uninstalled in silent mode.

Before You Begin

  • Retrieve the name of the native packages that you installed. Run the appropriate command to obtain the package name:

    • For APT packages:

      dpkg -L
    • For HP-UX packages:

    • For RPM packages:

      rpm -qa
    • For Solaris packages:

  • Make sure that the client where the native package is installed can establish connections with the CommServe computer. If the client has connectivity problems, the uninstallation will fail.


  1. Log on to the computer as root.

  2. At the command line, use the appropriate command to uninstall the native package:

    • For APT packages:

      dpkg -e package_name.deb

    • For HP-UX packages:

      swremove package_name

    • For RPM packages:

      rpm -e package_name.rpm

    • For Solaris packages:

      pkgrm package_name.pkg

    After the packages are uninstalled, the client is displayed as unavailable in the CommCell Browser pane of the CommCell Console.

What to Do Next

You can continue to browse the client data and perform out-of-place restores. However, if you no longer need the client data, you can delete the client from the CommCell Console. For instructions, see Deleting a Client Computer.