In the previous article on how to install Podman on Ubuntu, I provided detailed step-by-step instructions. However, if you are looking to uninstall and remove Podman from Ubuntu, you can follow the steps below:
Step by step: Completely Uninstall Podman Ubuntu Linux
Step 1: Stop all running containers by running the following command:
podman pod stop -a
Step 2: Delete all stopped containers by running the following command:
podman container rm -a
Step 3: Delete Podman using command
sudo apt-get remove podman -y
Step 4: After removing Podman from Ubuntu/Linux, you may want to delete Podman’s data and configuration folders as well. The default directory for storing container data and images is
/var/lib/containers, you can delete it if you want:
sudo rm -rf /var/lib/containers
Important: Before proceeding, make sure you have backed up important data. Delete data and applications carefully to avoid losing important data or causing system damage.
Remember that removing Podman from Ubuntu and its related data is an irreversible process, so make sure you have backed up all important information before proceeding with deletion.