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Old 08-17-2005, 06:47 PM   #1
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Question 'apt-get remove apache2' doesn't remove apache2?


Alright guys, I'm trying Debian again with Sarge.

I'm trying to figure out the proper way to remove Apache2. It was installed by default, and I don't like the layout, and I want to build my own from scratch.

However, I can't figure out the proper way to remove Apache2. It seems pretty basic, but the files haven't been removed.

This is a basic, vanilla install of Debian Sarge. I have made no big modifications. During the Debian Install process I just went with the default (e.g. I hit return a bunch).

Here we have two Apache components:

Code:
# ll /usr/sbin/apache2 /etc/init.d/apache2
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root   3583 May 11 22:36 /etc/init.d/apache2
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 384748 May 11 22:36 /usr/sbin/apache2
I use 'apt-get remove' to remove the Apache installation:
Code:
# apt-get remove apache2
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  apache2*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
But the files are still there:
Code:
# ll /usr/sbin/apache2 /etc/init.d/apache2
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root   3583 May 11 22:36 /etc/init.d/apache2
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 384748 May 11 22:36 /usr/sbin/apache2
I expected the files to be removed. This seems pretty basic. What am I missing?

Last edited by stefanlasiewski; 08-17-2005 at 06:49 PM.
 
Old 08-17-2005, 07:20 PM   #2
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apt leaves conf files and scripts, in case you wanna reinstall, or you manually crafted these files. Try:
apt-get remove apache2 --purge
 
Old 08-17-2005, 08:38 PM   #3
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Thanks, but unfortunately /usr/sbin/apache2 is still there.

- /usr/sbin/apache2 isn't a conf file or script . It's a binary, and it seems like it should get removed.
- I never manually created either of those files.
- "apt-get remove apache2 --purge" doesn't remove the files.

It make some sense to keep /etc/init.d/apache2 and /etc/apache2/httpd.conf around.

Perhaps I munged the apt database ...
 
Old 08-21-2005, 05:54 PM   #4
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Turns out /usr/sbin/apache2 is owned by the 'apache2-common' package. 'apache2-common' is not removed when you remove the 'apache2' package.
 
  


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