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Completly uninstall/clean apache2 for a new installation – Linux

August 21st, 2013

First stop your server obviously:

sudo service apache2 stop

Remove apache2 packages and dependencies:

sudo apt-get purge apache2 apache2-utils apache2.2-bin apache2-common
sudo apt-get autoremove --purge

If you manually modified or installed stuff, apt might not remove it. Check what’s left:

whereis apache2

Have a look whats inside these directories, and if you’re confident you want to trash it, manually remove the directories. In my case:

sudo rm -Rf /etc/apache2 /usr/lib/apache2 /usr/include/apache2
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