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Old 01-22-2005, 04:38 AM   #1
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Post Debian install tidy up

I have just completed an install of deb testing now I am in to tidy up mode and have a couple of questions:

1)During the install I remember linking debconf to the kde frontend, now everytime I do an apt-get install and get an error saying debconf can't find certain files and it is falling back to fronted dialog. How do I reset debconf?

2)I want to start debian on the cli not the graphical login, I know its to do with runlevels (I think) but I can't remember which one

3)The debian install installed exim, I know I can run apt-get remove exim but will that remove all instances including any script entry in cron or initd??

Thanks in advance guys

Old 01-22-2005, 07:17 AM   #2
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1. dpkg-reconfigure -plow debconf
2. Debian uses runlevel 2

# /etc/inittab: init(8) configuration.
# $Id: inittab,v 1.91 2002/01/25 13:35:21 miquels Exp $

# The default runlevel.
...even if you are booting into gdm/kdm/xdm/entrance for a graphical login manager you can easily just `apt-get remove gdm` [or whichever one you use] and that will give you the CLI login screen. FWIW, the init script for those login managers is in /etc/init.d/

So, in Debian it is not like Redhat where you edit the inittab runlevel, you simply remove the software package that provides said login screen.

3. In order to completely purge all configuration files one option is to do
dpkg --purge name-of-package
good luck!


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