I was trying to install Redis on Ubuntu using:

sudo apt install redis-server

The process partially installed and timed-out and the redis-service was not installed.

After that I tried to remove the installation:

sudo apt remove redis-server

and still the uninstall is hanging (over 30 minutes) and not progressing:

Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 202 not upgraded.
After this operation, 919 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
(Reading database ... 300372 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing redis-server (2:3.0.6-1ubuntu0.3) ...

Is there a way to remove this package other that using apt-get?

1 Answer 1


See How to force remove when post-installation script always fail on Ask Ubuntu.  In short, try

sudo dpkg --purge --force-all {package name}

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