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Hi Experts.

I setup a Linux Mint workstation and even though I'm still cutting my teeth on it, I like it so far.

The real reason I installed Linux Mint was to use Suricata to monitor the network.  Somehow I screwed up the install and I really would like to uninstall Suricata and re-install it.  I would appreciate help on how to do this.  Thanks!
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I'm not familiar with Linux Mint itself, but seeing as it's based on Debian and Ubuntu, executing the following commands might help:
sudo apt-get uninstall --purge suricata
sudo apt-get install suricata

Of course, you should use the actual package name, if it's not "suricata".
Also, you might want to check for leftovers and remove them manually, like /etc/suricata, before running the install command.
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by:samiam41
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Greetings!

I ended up having to use the

sudo apt-get --purge remove suricata

command but I get this error:
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filesI see the program listed in the files
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If you want to be sure all of Suricata has been uninstalled, run this command:
dpkg -l | grep suricata

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When you still see a Suricata package, uninstall it with this command:
dpkg -r --purge <package-name>

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When it's all gone, you can install it again, either from source (the tar.gz file) or from a repository (apt-get install method).
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Thanks for your help!
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My pleasure, samiam41!
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