View Full Version : [ubuntu] Can't uninstal dovecot

February 2nd, 2015, 12:44 PM
Try any thing none work ,won't deleting (i logged in as root):

aptitude purge dovecot

apt-get remove dovecot

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove dovecot

apt-get install -f dovecot

sudo apt-get remove --purge postfix

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove dovecot-postfix

Nothing work's this error :

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package 'dovecot' is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 8 not upgraded.

When i try sudo service dovecot status i get this :

dovecot start/runing

Please please how i remove dovecot!!! i already removed postfix but i no success remove dovecot , i also can give SSH access just to solve it!!

Thanks .

February 2nd, 2015, 01:46 PM
How did you install it in the first place?

February 2nd, 2015, 04:02 PM
apt-get install dovecot ?

February 2nd, 2015, 04:12 PM
How did you install it in the first place?
This ^^^


sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove dovecot

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove dovecot-postfix<---snip--->
Another thing, the correct syntax is autoremove, not auto-remove.