I simply don't understand what's going on.
sudo apt-get remove postgresql
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package 'postgresql' is not installed, so not removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 35 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Setting up postgresql-9.1 (9.1.10-0ubuntu13.04) ... * Starting PostgreSQL 9.1 database server * The PostgreSQL server failed to start. Please check the log output: 2013-11-05 12:40:58 PST FATAL: could not create lock file "/var/run/postgresql/.s.PGSQL.5432.lock": Permission denied [fail] invoke-rc.d: initscript postgresql, action "start" failed. dpkg: error processing postgresql-9.1 (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing: postgresql-9.1 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I mean, why is it trying to start the server. Right I'm a bit of a unix noob and a huge postgres noob so bear with me, but randomly starting the server while I'm trying to uninstall it seems so random. Just don't get it.
How can I completely and utterly uninstall postgresql?