So, it would appear that following the official MongoDB installation instructions when installing on Debian - you're heading for a world of pain. Firstly, it didn't install correctly so now - i'm trying to remove all installed MongoDB packages so that I can start from scratch.
Frustratingly, because it didn't install cleanly (presumably), it won't uninstall.
Originally, I installed using the instructions here: http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-debian/
Currently, i've managed to remove every package apart from mongodb-org-server which, just won't go.
An attempted removal results in the following:
user@host:/$ sudo apt-get remove mongodb-org-server Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED: mongodb-org-server 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 23.9 MB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y (Reading database ... 31030 files and directories currently installed.) Removing mongodb-org-server ... invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript, /etc/init.d/mongod not found. dpkg: error processing mongodb-org-server (--remove): subprocess installed pre-removal script returned error exit status 100 invoke-rc.d: unknown initscript, /etc/init.d/mongod not found. dpkg: error while cleaning up: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 100 Errors were encountered while processing: mongodb-org-server E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
This is causing me untold problems, any ideas how I can properly and cleanly get rid of MongoDB now?
Contents of /var/lib/dpkg/info/mongodb-org-server.prerm:
#!/bin/sh set -e # Automatically added by dh_installinit if [ -e "/etc/init/mongod.conf" ]; then invoke-rc.d mongod stop || exit $? fi # End automatically added section