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#1 Kirbyofdeath

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Posted 11 May 2017 - 10:23 AM

Hi! I'm running a small home server. One of the things I use it for is a personal email server. After removing a package that interfered with postfix, I get a message from Cron every 20 minutes saying about how something is missing. I've checked all the Crontabs and they're empty! How do I stop these messages?

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 05:22 AM

My suggestion is to either reinstall the package & see what happens, and since you have Server experience, if there's future issues, possibly reinstall the OS. 

 

Somehow, the removal of the package broke something. You can always try opening the Package Manager, under Status, there should be an option to 'Fix Broken Packages', if so, try that & see what, if anything improves. For now, it's all I know to do. 

 

Good Luck! :)

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:42 PM

I opened Synaptic and removed all the leftover packages, and the messages stopped! I can't believe I didn't think of that. Anyway, thanks!



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:01 PM

Glad to hear you have your Server going again w/out pesky errors. :)

 

Sometimes running the Terminal command (w/out the quotes) 'sudo apt autoclean' will clear unused packages, on the other hand, sometimes not. Should a similar issue arise again, something to consider. 

 

Good Luck. hopefully now it'll run for as long as you wish error free. :)

 

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