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Old 03-22-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
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Question [6.0] Remove apps + links cleanly?


I'm tidying up things on an embedded appliance running Debian 6.0, and am having a small issue after removing NFS.

Here's what I did:
apt-get remove nfs-common portmap
rm /etc/rc3.d/S13portmap
rm /etc/rc3.d/S14nfs-common
1. I expected apt-get to remove all the symlinks in /etc/rc?d.d/, but it doesn't. Is there a command I should run next?

2. When rebooting, I get those errors in dmesg:
startpar: service(s) returned failure: portmap nfs-common ... failed!
INIT: Entering runlevel: 2
Using makefile-style concurrent boot in runlevel 2.
nfs-common: No such file or directory
portmap: No such file or directory
Starting enhanced syslogd: rsyslogd.
Starting deferred execution scheduler: atd.
Starting periodic command scheduler: cron.
Starting MTA: exim4.
startpar: service(s) returned failure: nfs-common portmap ... failed!
Thank you.
Old 03-23-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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apt-get purge will remove all traces of a package. First, re-install the NFS packages, then purge them.
Old 03-24-2013, 03:39 PM   #3
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No need to reinstall.

aptitude purge ~c
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Thanks for the tips.


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