Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-22-2013, 06:39 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 528

Rep: Reputation: 32
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
Dutch Master
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,686

Rep: Reputation: 124Reputation: 124
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
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2009
Location: New Jersey, USA
Distribution: Debian, Arch
Posts: 1,162
Blog Entries: 7

Rep: Reputation: 329Reputation: 329Reputation: 329Reputation: 329
No need to reinstall.

aptitude purge ~c
Old 04-11-2013, 04:56 AM   #4
Registered: Aug 2008
Posts: 528

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 32
Thanks for the tips.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can I remove symbolic links? MichaelZ Linux - Newbie 5 11-19-2009 07:45 AM
How to cleanly remove self-compile application Swakoo Linux - Server 3 05-14-2007 09:36 PM
How to add new apps/links to the Panel Menubar? StefanP Linux - Newbie 3 05-03-2007 02:43 PM
How to remove perl cleanly jpan Linux - Software 1 11-06-2004 08:36 AM
sound, links from email apps, and perhaps more machiner Linux - Newbie 5 06-22-2004 09:45 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration