How to uninstall midentd from Ubuntu

Uninstall midentd

To uninstall just midentd package itself from Ubuntu execute on terminal:

sudo apt-get remove midentd

Uninstall midentd and it's dependent packages

To uninstall the midentd package and any other dependant package which are no longer needed on Ubuntu.

sudo apt-get autoremove midentd

Purging midentd

If you also want to delete configuration and/or data files of midentd from Ubuntu then this will work:

sudo apt-get purge midentd

To delete configuration and/or data files of midentd and it's dependencies from Ubuntu then execute:

sudo apt-get autoremove --purge midentd

midentd package information

name midentd
section net

An ident replacement with masquerading support.

With your average identd on a masquerading firewall, if an ident request comes in for a masqueraded connection, it will return 'ERROR : NO-USER' or something along those lines. This may be quite irritating at times, with, for example, IRC servers that won't let you in if they don't get a valid ident reply.


More information about apt-get remove

Advanced Package Tool, or APT, is a free software user interface that works with core libraries to handle the installation and removal of software on Debian, Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. APT simplifies the process of managing software on Unix-like computer systems by automating the retrieval, configuration and installation of software packages, either from precompiled files or by compiling source code.

apt-get is the command-line tool for handling packages, and may be considered the user's "back-end" to other tools using the APT library.

apt-get remove is identical to install except that packages are removed instead of installed. Note that removing a package leaves its configuration files on the system. If a plus sign is appended to the package name (with no intervening space), the identified package will be installed instead of removed.

See Also

How to install midentd package on Ubuntu