Chapter 9. Uninstalling JBoss Developer Studio

You may want to uninstall a specific version of JBoss Developer Studio if you have concluded development in one version, say 9.x, and you now want to install a newer version, say 10.x. However, you can have more than one version of Installer-installed JBoss Developer Studio or Eclipse-installed JBoss Developer Studio on your system, provided you have these versions located in different directories.


You can not have more than one version of RPM-installed JBoss Developer Studio on the same system.

There are three ways to uninstall JBoss Developer Studio, depending on how you installed it. The following sections describe the three methods:

9.1. Uninstalling JBoss Developer Studio Installed Using the Installer

To uninstall JBoss Developer Studio:

  1. Ensure that JBoss Developer Studio is not running.
  2. On the command line, navigate to path/to/JBoss Developer Studio/Uninstaller.
  3. On the command line, type:

    $ java -jar uninstaller.jar
  4. In the IzPack Uninstaller dialog box:

    1. Click the Force the deletion of <path_to_JBoss Developer Studio_directory> check box, to remove the entire JBoss Developer Studio installation directory. If this is not selected, JBoss Developer Studio will be uninstalled but some files will be left as is in the installation directory.
    2. Click Uninstall.
  5. After the progress bar shows Finished, click Quit to close the Uninstaller dialog box.

Figure 9.1. Uninstall JBoss Developer Studio

Uninstall JBoss Developer Studio

9.2. Uninstalling JBoss Developer Studio Installed in Eclipse

JBoss Developer Studio can be uninstalled using the following steps regardless of whether it was installed via Eclipse Marketplace or the update .zip file.

To uninstall JBoss Developer Studio:

  1. Start Eclipse Oxygen.
  2. Click Help > Eclipse Marketplace.
  3. In the Eclipse Marketplace window, Find field, type Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio and then click Go.
  4. Click Installed in the Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio <version> section. This will show the Uninstall button.

    Figure 9.2. Uninstall Button

    Uninstall JBoss Developer Studio
  5. Click Uninstall.
  6. In the Confirm Selected Features window, ensure that Red Hat JBoss Developer Studio <version> is selected.
  7. Click Finish.

    Figure 9.3. Confirm Selected Feature Deletion

    Confirm Selected Feature Deletion
  8. In the Software Updates dialog box, click Yes to restart Eclipse for the changes to take effect.

9.3. Uninstalling JBoss Developer Studio Installed Using RPM

To uninstall JBoss Developer Studio completely, including Eclipse and the included plugins, use the following command:

$ sudo yum remove rh-eclipse47*

To uninstall only JBoss Developer Studio and leave Eclipse and other plugins as is, use the following command:

$ sudo yum remove rh-eclipse47-devstudio