I was doing some rails development and accidentally installed postres-xc instead of the normal postgres package. I immediately went to remove postgres-xc, but apt-get will not uninstall it. I also tried installing the regular postgres, but it fails the same way.
sudo apt-get remove postgres-xc output:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: comerr-dev krb5-multidev libgraphics-magick-perl libgraphicsmagick++1-dev libgraphicsmagick++3 libgraphicsmagick1-dev libgraphicsmagick3 libgssrpc4 libkadm5clnt-mit8 libkadm5srv-mit8 libkdb5-6 libkrb5-dev libpq-dev libpq5 libssl-dev libssl-doc linux-headers-3.5.0-17 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following packages will be REMOVED: postgres-xc 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 17.1 MB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y (Reading database ... 217256 files and directories currently installed.) Removing postgres-xc ... * Stopping Postgres-XC datanodes [ OK ] * Stopping Postgres-XC coordinators [fail] invoke-rc.d: initscript postgres-xc, action "stop" failed. dpkg: error processing postgres-xc (--remove): subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 1 * Starting Postgres-XC global transaction management daemons [ OK ] * Starting Postgres-XC coordinators [ OK ] * Starting Postgres-XC datanodes [ OK ] dpkg: error while cleaning up: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: postgres-xc E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I've discovered that it is at least partially uninstalling, as I cannot install anything else without using apt-get -f install to repair it.
Also seems to be a known issue
Is there anyway I can manually get it off my install.
Fixed it. Solution is to dpkg --purge postgres-xc