I cannot find a good/official way to do this in Ubuntu.

The best one I got from googling is this post.

So how can we completely remove UberSVN after installing it?

  • Sounds like it was not installed via the package manager, is that correct?
    – Tim
    Jan 10, 2012 at 17:56

2 Answers 2


Yes, it's not installed via the package manager, so it's going to need you to do two things to uninstall uberSVN completely (it would be good to know why you want to uninstall too?).

  1. Stop uberSVN and apache, either via the UI or by using the control script -
    "/etc/init.d/ubersvncontrol stop" and "/etc/init.d/svnservercontrol stop" (or if you must, by killing the Tomcat process).
  2. Delete all contents of /opt/ubersvn (the default install location, assuming you installed there).
  3. Delete /etc/init.d/svnservercontrol and /etc/init.d/ubersvncontrol

That will remove all traces of uberSVN...

  • Don't forget to delete ubersvn linux user with: sudo userdel ubersvn
    – user107091
    Jan 15, 2012 at 22:46

Also, as root edit these files and remove the uber* user and group:


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