Okay, let see if I can keep this short and simple.

I switched from deluge-daemon to transmission-daemon a few months ago on my Ubuntu 14.04 server VM. I was doing something totally unrelated when I decided I wanted to reboot (old Windows habit, makes me feel better) While it was rebooting, I noticed the following:

Start-up text showing Deluge trying to Start, then failing and stoping
(source: tuxsrv.com)

I used find to find (sudo find / -name deluge) any file on my system with 'deluge' in the title, nothing comes up. I tried to purge (sudo apt-get purge deluge*) nothing is installed, so not removed.

Can someone shed any light on what be going on? I am super confused.

  • I have voted to close this as off-topic but is also essentially a duplicate of: askubuntu.com/questions/132967/… – Cas Nov 11 '14 at 18:05
  • I disagree with your assessment that this as off-topic/a duplicate. My question has nothing to do with finding deluge in Dash. Second it has nothing to do with uninstalling Deluge. I even noted that Question when searching for an answer. Not one of the provided answers helped me to solve my issue, nor did the link provided to the deluge wiki. – Luis Flores III Nov 11 '14 at 18:40
  • It is to do with uninstalling deluge, you question clearly states that and it would be classed as a bug if it was the package leaving behind files. Furthermore it is up to the user to stop a service if they don't uninstall the program. So this question is of no relevance to any other user and thus is offtopic. – Cas Nov 11 '14 at 22:14
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    You're using the wrong find. Try -name '*deluge*'. – muru Nov 13 '14 at 3:57
  • definitely neither off-topic nor a duplicate... – Seth Nov 15 '14 at 1:59

While writing this Question up, I decided that 'sudo find / -name deluge' wasn't good enough, so I ran sudo find / -name deluge* where I notice that for some reason Deluge had left two startup scripts in /etc/init/, deluged.conf as well as one for deluge web, deluge-web.conf

A quick sudo rm deluged && sudo rm deluge-web took care of it quite nicely.

  • That's because you added that upstart service yourself, it wouldn't uninstall files you created. – Cas Nov 11 '14 at 17:56
  • I'm sorry, but no, I have never added files to /etc/init/ – Luis Flores III Nov 11 '14 at 18:35
  • They were not installed by the deluge package so there is no other way they could be created. – Cas Nov 11 '14 at 22:08

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