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Re: [vox-tech] can't remove postgresql
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Re: [vox-tech] can't remove postgresql

Alex, great! I figured it out myself too, that's what I did:

hai@zodiac:~$ dpkg -l | grep postgre*
rc  postgresql-8.3                             8.3.7-0ubuntu8.10.1                                        object-relational SQL database, version 8.3 server
rc  postgresql-common                          90                                                         PostgreSQL database-cluster manager

and I use "dpkg -P " to purge them. BTW, what "rc" stand for in here?

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Alex Mandel <tech_dev@wildintellect.com> wrote:
Tomcat would show up as a Java process most likely.
As for postgres the package does contain the version number since you
can install and run multiple versions at the same time. Not sure why
dpkg didn't catch it.
Just try
sudo dpkg -l | grep postgre
to list them out for you.


Hai Yi wrote:
> hey, peter:
> thanks! I checked using dpkg, it didn't return anything, so all point to the
> direction that postgresql is not there; but why nmap insists that postgresql
> is open? Also, i start tomcat but it's not reported by nmap. I'll send the
> question to nmap's forum and see what they say.
> thx again!
> Hai
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 12:12 AM, Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> wrote:
>>  On Tue 18 Aug 09, 12:07 AM, Hai Yi <yihai2004@gmail.com> said:
>>>    hello all:
>>>    I noitced that postgresql has been installed on my ubuntu box, i no
>> longer
>>>    use it, but there are few entries of postgresql in the application
>> menu
>>>    and becomes a eyesore.
>>>    I tried to remove it by launching:
>>>    sudo apt-get -f remove postgresql
>>>    the message shows:
>>>    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 97 not upgraded.
>>>    However, if I use nmap to test the running apps, it shows:
>>>    22/tcp   open  ssh
>>>    631/tcp  open  ipp
>>>    5432/tcp open  postgresql
>>>    8009/tcp open  ajp13
>>>    I am confused, anyone has any idea?
>>>    Thanks,
>>>    Hai
>> Hai, to get the exact name of the postgresql package try this:
>>   dpkg -l "*postgre*" | grep ii
>> It'll search for all installed packages (grep ii) with the string
>> "postgre" somewhere in the package name (dpkg -l "*postgre*").
>> Pete
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