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Old 11-07-2005, 08:59 AM   #1
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Can anyone tell me how to reinstall for instance apache2 completely? I mean with config files and everything?

I tried doing apt-get --purge remove apache2, but that one didn't remove the config files.
doing apt-get --reinstall install apache2 did not replace the config files either.. How do I remove any trace of apache2 or replace it ALL

Old 11-07-2005, 09:02 AM   #2
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dpkg -P apache2
should remove all config files. If it doesn't, you can open synaptic and look at the package properties. It will have a list of all installed files and you can remove them manually.
Old 11-07-2005, 09:25 AM   #3
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The --purge option should have worked. Perhaps you've created the config files manually... if so, the package manager won't know that they're somehow associated with the apache2 package, and won't remove them automatically. In this case, you'd have to remove them by hand.

(I have a feeling that since apt is just a frontend for dpkg, apt-get remove --purge ends up calling dpkg -P, so that if the first doesn't work, the second won't either. Worth a try, though).


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