3.3. Uninstalling syslog-ng OSE

If you need to uninstall syslog-ng OSE for some reason, you have the following options:

  • If you have installed syslog-ng OSE from a .deb package: Execute the dpkg -r syslog-ng command to remove syslog-ng, or the dpkg -P syslog-ng command to remove syslog-ng OSE and the configuration files as well. Note that removing syslog-ng OSE does not restore the syslog daemon used before syslog-ng.

  • If you have installed syslog-ng OSE from an .rpm package: Execute the rpm -e syslog-ng command to remove syslog-ng OSE. Note that removing syslog-ng OSE does not restore the syslog daemon used before syslog-ng OSE.

  • If you have compiled syslog-ng OSE from source: Execute the sudo make uninstall command to remove syslog-ng OSE. Note that removing syslog-ng OSE does not restore the syslog daemon used before syslog-ng OSE.