Re: How to remove exim4 when aptitude doesnt think its installed?
--- Andy <email@example.com> wrote:
> I had previously replaced exim4 with postfix, but because the file
> system restore process only creates and over-writes files, but
> deletes unnecessary ones, the exim4 files remain.
Usually, anything that provides the virtual package:
> I cannot use aptitude to remove the package's files as normal because
> aptitude's state has been restored from backup along with everything
> else; it doesn't think the package is installed.
Supplying us with the command you've tried using, along with any output
would be a start. Indeed, at this stage, I'd use dpkg:
# dpkg -P --forget-old-unavail exim4
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