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How can I completely uninstall postgres and reinstall it. I have tried:

sudo apt-get --purge remove postgresql postgresql-doc postgresql-common

But I got:

Package postgresql is not installed, so not removed
Package postgresql-doc is not installed, so not removed
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 postgresql-client-8.4 : Depends: postgresql-client-common (>= 104~) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
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What is the result of the command apt-get -f install? –  Anarci Nov 2 '11 at 14:55
    
The following NEW packages will be installed: postgresql-client-common –  Chris Muench Nov 2 '11 at 15:00
    
That seemed to fix my install –  Chris Muench Nov 2 '11 at 15:00
    
So is your problem solved? –  Anarci Nov 2 '11 at 15:06
    
Yes it is solved –  Chris Muench Nov 2 '11 at 15:07
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I didn't need to reinstall, I just simply needed to apt-get -f install to install the client-common tools.

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