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How To Uninstall rsyslog on yakkety

To uninstall rsyslog just follow these instructions.

Uninstall just rsyslog

reliable system and kernel logging daemon Ubuntu 16.10 admin 8.16.0-1ubuntu5

sudo apt-get remove rsyslog

Which will remove just the rsyslog package itself.

Uninstall rsyslog and its dependencies

sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove rsyslog

This will remove the rsyslog package and any other dependant packages which are no longer needed.

Purging your config/data too

If you also want to delete your local/config files for rsyslog then this will work.

  Caution!   Purged config/data can not be restored by reinstalling the package.
sudo apt-get purge rsyslog  

Or similarly, like this rsyslog

sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove rsyslog  

Package Data

Packagersyslog
Version8.16.0-1ubuntu5
MaintainerUbuntu Developers
Descriptionreliable system and kernel logging daemon
Distroubuntu
Releaseyakkety
Repomain
Sectionadmin

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