updates persist for program that I just removed

Bug #234214 reported by powerpanda on 2008-05-23
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I use ubuntu 8.04.

Today I got updates for apache version 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.1. Since I don't need apache anymore I decided to uninstall it in synaptic. Then i went to update manager and check, but the updates were still there. After computer restart the updates were still there. Was there a simple way to get rid of the updates or didn't I uninstall properly? If not then there is something wrong, since periodically I get updates for stuff that I realise I don't need anymore and would like to remove it.

In synaptic I removed all the packages with apache in them, apache2.2-common, mpm-fork and utils, and libapache2-mod-php5. Also this is my first bug report :D

Thomas Kluyver (takluyver) wrote :

Can you just check that you definitely removed the main package ('apache2'). Also, check in update manager exactly which package it is offering an update for--I'm guessing it'll be the main one, apache2, but if it's something else, double check that you removed that.

In general, uninstalling everything with the word apache in should be unnecessary--due to the way package managers work, you should be able to just remove the key package that you originally told it to install (most likely 'apache2'), and it will take care of clearing up any dependencies you no longer need.

powerpanda (zveda2000) wrote :

It was offering updates to the packages I had mentioned, (apache2.2-common, apache2-mpm-fork and apache2-utils, and libapache2-mod-php5) and yeah I had everything removed. Also there were no apache processes running. However there are still some files in the /etc/apache2 directory.

powerpanda (zveda2000) wrote :

I just had the same thing happen with MySQL and this time everything worked fine, so it was probably something specific to apache last time.

Andreas Moog (ampelbein) wrote :

Closing this bug then as no other reports of this incident were filed. Thanks for reporting.

Changed in update-manager:
status: New → Invalid
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