Nasty mess installing sendmail

Harry Putnam harry.put3 at
Wed Sep 28 14:32:33 UTC 2011

Nicolas Kovacs <info at> writes:

> Same thing happened here with the slapd package: dpkg refused to
> remove it, but also to reinstall. I tried about every option:
> # dpkg --jump-through-burning-loops -remove slapd
> wouldn't work.
> I ended up reinstalling the whole damn server and regretted having
> migrated it from Slackware in the first place.
> (No flame intended here, Ubuntu is great, and Slackware has its quirks
> also :o))

People have suggested the --purge command in apt-get (or aptitude).
Did you try that... Or didn't know about it then?

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