How do I completely remove a package?

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by sspitfire, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. sspitfire

    sspitfire New Member

    Hi. I need to completely remove postfix. I tried:

    apt-get remove
    apt-get purge
    apt-get --purge remove

    but I can still see it in dpkg --get-selections and I can start postfix from /etc/init.d/

    So how do I remove it completely ?
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2012
  2. Kozley

    Kozley Member

    Did you removed postfix using sudo apt-get autoremove postfix --purge?
  3. sspitfire

    sspitfire New Member


    I did but it tried to replace postfix with exim and gives me this error:
    So in the end postfix is still not removed.
  4. cbj4074

    cbj4074 Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Not really a response, but a question: why do you want to remove Postfix in the first place?

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