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Old 08-01-2009, 09:02 AM   #1
mrtedweb
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Removing Packages


Hello everyone,

I removed a package (dovecot) using "apt-get remove" but I still see several file listings on my server with the package name when I perform a "find" command. Would it be unwise to delete these files manually since they're not being used?

I'm running Ubuntu Server 9.0.4 and have been tying for the past week and a half to install an IMAP server to no avail. I've tried Dovecot and Courier. I want to remove those packages in their entirety so as to perform a clean re-install. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Ted
 
Old 08-01-2009, 09:07 AM   #2
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apt-get purge,, apt-get remove leaves config files behind but removes the packages.
 
  


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