I have just installed BuildKit on Ubuntu for Windows as root by mistake. Is there a way I can uninstall and start again? Can I just delete the buildkit folder?

Also, I don't need to install Apache, PHP and MySQL, as these are already installed. Is there a particular command for installing the build kit without these? I was following the instructions at https://docs.civicrm.org/dev/en/latest/tools/buildkit/.

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If you've run amp, you should also delete the hidden folder $HOME/.amp. Leaving --full out of the install command will skip installing apps. Hoewver, There is no side effect to reinstalling the apps, and it includes ancillary programs like zip and curl, so you're most likely best off running with --full. It will also restart Apache for you, which might be necessary.

  • Thanks Jon G for your help. Just to confirm - I just need to delete the Buildkit folder and then reinstall?
    – Ben
    Commented Jan 24, 2018 at 8:48
  • Yes, assuming that you haven't tried to run amp yet. Commented Jan 24, 2018 at 17:51

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