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How to Uninstall HPLIP

Applies To
HPLIP Version: 
All
Printer(s): 
All
Linux OS Distribution(s): 
All
Required Steps: 

A. If you still have the source tarball go into the source directory--for example:

cd ~/Desktop/hplip-3.10.2

B. Execute this command to remove/uninstall HPLIP:

su -c "make uninstall"

or if your distro uses sudo:

sudo make uninstall

C. Enter the following command to remove the HPLIP installed directory:

*Warning*

If you do not enter this command correctly you could damage your system.

su -c "rm -rf /usr/share/hplip"
su -c "rm -rf /etc/hp"

su -c "rm -rf ~/.hplip"
su -c "rm -rf /var/lib/hp"

or if your distro uses sudo;

sudo rm -rf /usr/share/hplip
sudo rm -rf /etc/hp

sudo rm -rf ~/.hplip

sudo rm -rf /var/lib/hp

D. The uninstall/removal of HPLIP software is now complete. Perhaps you would now like to re-install?