I want to re-install Solana from scratch but there is no command in the solana-cli that helps to uninstall it. So what are the proper steps to completely uninstall solana from a mac system.

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You can just remove the solana installation folder. You can find it running:

which solana

the output will be something like:


In that case you can remove the folder /Users/xyz/.local/share/solana

Remember to update also your environment PATH variable, you can check the content with:

 echo $PATH

it probably contains the solana folder you just removed.


remove from PATH

and delete the folder of your installation - in the installation below /home/solana/**

downloading v1.14.6 installer
Configuration: /home/solana/.config/solana/install/config.yml
Active release directory: /home/solana/.local/share/solana/install/active_release
* Release version: v1.14.6
* Release URL: https://github.com/solana-labs/solana/releases/download/v1.14.6/solana-release-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu.tar.bz2
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  • why have you added solana installation log
    – Pratik.js
    Oct 31, 2022 at 13:19
  • To help you give an example of where your installation might be. I also provided you the exact steps to remove your installation. Not sure why you downvoted? Nov 2, 2022 at 7:21

I didn't find an "uninstall" capability. From config.yml in .config//install

releases_dir: /home/sol/.local/share/solana/install/releases active_release_dir: /home/sol/.local/share/solana/install/active_release

Don't install this as root but if you do and you want to set up as a new user with existing config objects that were owned by root you will have to fix some permissions and group ownership and copy/delete some files.

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