removing packages

Jamie Griffin jpg at
Mon Mar 10 14:31:15 UTC 2008

ok thanks Tony that's helpful. How do i check if they are referenced in the Exim config files and confirm i should leave them? (sorry for all the questions) or is there a link you know of that i can read up some more on this?


On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 01:58:01PM +0000, Tony Arnold wrote:
|Jamie Griffin wrote:
|> Well i installed Maildrop and it installed some associated exim
|> files. These -- or at least some of them -- are still on the system,
|> shown here:
|> /etc/exim4/conf.d/transport/30_exim4-config_maildrop_pipe 
|> /etc/exim4/conf.d/router/800_exim4-config_maildrop 
|These two are not in the list of files contained in the package
|maildrop, so I can only assume they get created during installation or
|configuration of the package. You can remove these manually, but you
|should check they are not referenced directly anywhere in the exim
|config files.
|> /var/cache/apt/archives/maildrop_2.0.3-1_i386.deb
|This it the installation package itself in the apt cache directory. It
|does no harm to leave it there. You could use the aptitude clean
|command, but that deletes all cached .deb files (they just get down
|loaded again should you need them).
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