We can deinstall oracle client by runnning the deinstall tool provided by oracle client software.

[oracle@bt-Prov-devst1 client_1]$ cd deinstall/
[oracle@bt-Prov-devst1 deinstall]$ ls -ltr
total 92
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 oracle oinstall 32343 Dec 16 2009 sshUserSetup.sh
-rw-r–r–. 1 oracle oinstall 409 Aug 18 2010 readme.txt
-rw-r–r–. 1 oracle oinstall 3466 Aug 18 2010 deinstall.xml
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 oracle oinstall 9780 May 10 2011 bootstrap.pl
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 oracle oinstall 18841 Jan 29 2013 deinstall.pl
drwxr-xr-x. 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Sep 16 12:58 jlib
drwxr-xr-x. 2 oracle oinstall 4096 Sep 16 12:58 response
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 oracle oinstall 9665 Sep 16 12:58 deinstall

 

While running deinstall tool , it will ask for below details. So be ready with the information.

 

Oracle Home selected for deinstall is: /oracle/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/client_1
Inventory Location where the Oracle home registered is: /oracle/app/oraInventory

 

 

Now start deinstallation.