Remove horde settings completely

Hi all,

as posted earlier I messed my horde installation up completely. Reinstalling completes, but I cannot open horde, so I am sure that there are settings which need to be removed.

What do I have to do in order to clean all settings up so that horde opens at least after it has been reinstalled ?

Thanks - Martin

Doesn’t anybody have an idea how to solve this ?

Hi Martin,

what is the output of dpkg -l | grep horde

Nothing, even after I re-installed it.


and the output of dpkg --list | grep "^rc"

Okay, that’s this:

rc  geoclue-2.0                                         2.4.5-1                                                             amd64        geoinformation service
rc  imagemagick-common                                  8:                                            all          image manipulation programs -- infrastructure dummy package
rc  kde-workspace-bin                                   4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        core binaries for the KDE Plasma Workspace
rc  kde-workspace-data                                  4:4.11.13-2A~                                     all          shared data files for the KDE Plasma Workspace
rc  kdepim-kresources                                   4:4.14.1-1                                                          amd64        KDE PIM resource plugins
rc  libavcodec56:amd64                                  6:11.11-1~deb8u1                                                    amd64        Libav codec library
rc  libavformat56:amd64                                 6:11.11-1~deb8u1                                                    amd64        Libav file format library
rc  libavresample2:amd64                                6:11.11-1~deb8u1                                                    amd64        Libav audio resampling library
rc  libavutil54:amd64                                   6:11.11-1~deb8u1                                                    amd64        Libav utility library
rc  libbaloowidgets4                                    4:4.14.0-1                                                          amd64        Widgets for Baloo
rc  libbasicusageenvironment0                           2014.01.13-1                                                        amd64        multimedia RTSP streaming library (BasicUsageEnvironment class)
rc  libboost-program-options1.55.0:amd64                1.55.0+dfsg-3                                                       amd64        program options library for C++
rc  libboost-system1.55.0:amd64                         1.55.0+dfsg-3                                                       amd64        Operating system (e.g. diagnostics support) library
rc  libboost-thread1.55.0:amd64                         1.55.0+dfsg-3                                                       amd64        portable C++ multi-threading
rc  libchromaprint0:amd64                               1.2-1                                                               amd64        audio fingerprint library
rc  libcloog-isl4:amd64                                 0.18.2-1+b2                                                         amd64        Chunky Loop Generator (runtime library)
rc  libclucene-core1:amd64                                                          amd64        core library for full-featured text search engine (runtime)
rc  libdb3                                              3.2.9+dfsg-                                      amd64        Berkeley v3 Database Libraries [runtime]
rc  libdmtx0a:amd64                                     0.7.4-2                                                             amd64        Data Matrix barcodes (runtime library)
rc  libdvbpsi9:amd64                                    1.2.0-1                                                             amd64        library for MPEG TS and DVB PSI tables decoding and generating
rc  libebml4:amd64                                      1.3.0-2+deb8u1                                                      amd64        access library for the EBML format (shared library)
rc  libecap2                                            0.2.0-3                                                             amd64        eCAP library
rc  libeventviews4                                      4:4.14.1-1                                                          amd64        event viewing library
rc  libexiv2-13:amd64                                   0.24-4.1                                                            amd64        EXIF/IPTC metadata manipulation library
rc  libfollowupreminder4                                4:4.14.1-1                                                          amd64        follow up reminder library
rc  libgif4:amd64                                       4.1.6-11+deb8u1                                                     amd64        library for GIF images (library)
rc  libglew1.10:amd64                                   1.10.0-3                                                            amd64        OpenGL Extension Wrangler - runtime environment
rc  libgpgme++2                                         4:4.14.2-2+deb8u2                                                   amd64        c++ wrapper library for gpgme
rc  libgphoto2-port10:amd64                             2.5.4-1.1+b2                                                        amd64        gphoto2 digital camera port library
rc  libgps21:amd64                                      3.11-3                                                              amd64        Global Positioning System - library
rc  libgroupsock1                                       2014.01.13-1                                                        amd64        multimedia RTSP streaming library (network interfaces and sockets)
rc  libhunspell-1.3-0:amd64                             1.3.3-3                                                             amd64        spell checker and morphological analyzer (shared library)
rc  libical1a                                           1.0-1.3                                                             amd64        iCalendar library implementation in C (runtime)
rc  libid3tag0                                          0.15.1b-11                                                          amd64        ID3 tag reading library from the MAD project
rc  libilmbase6:amd64                                   1.0.1-6.1                                                           amd64        several utility libraries from ILM used by OpenEXR
rc  libimlib2                                           1.4.6-2+deb8u2                                                      amd64        image loading, rendering, saving library
rc  libimobiledevice4:amd64                             1.1.6+dfsg-3.1                                                      amd64        Library for communicating with the iPhone and iPod Touch
rc  libisl10:amd64                                      0.12.2-2                                                            amd64        manipulating sets and relations of integer points bounded by linear constraints
rc  libjasper1:amd64                                    1.900.1-debian1-2.4+deb8u3                                          amd64        JasPer JPEG-2000 runtime library
rc  libjsoncpp0                                         0.6.0~rc2-3.A~                                    amd64        Library for reading and writing JSON for C++
rc  libkactivities-models1                              4:4.13.3-1                                                          amd64        Activities models library
rc  libkateinterfaces4                                  4:4.14.2-2                                                          amd64        plugin interface for the kate editor
rc  libkdecorations4abi2                                4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        library used by decorations for the KDE window manager
rc  libkdepim4                                          4:4.14.10-7+b2                                                      amd64        KDE PIM library
rc  libkephal4abi1                                      4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        API for easier handling of multihead systems
rc  libkgapi2-2:amd64                                   2.2.0-1                                                             amd64        Google API library for KDE
rc  libkipi11                                           4:4.13.3-1                                                          amd64        KDE Image Plugin Interface library
rc  libkmanagesieve4                                    4:4.14.1-1                                                          amd64        Sieve script remote management library
rc  libkolab0                                           0.5.3-1                                                             amd64        Maps KDE containers to Kolab formats
rc  libkolabxml1                                        1.0.2-2                                                             amd64        Kolab XML format (shared library)
rc  libkscreen1:amd64                                   1.0.5-1                                                             amd64        library for screen management - shared library
rc  libkscreensaver5                                    4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        library of the KDE Screensaver system
rc  libksgrd4                                           4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        library for ksysguard
rc  libksieve4                                          4:4.14.1-1                                                          amd64        Sieve, the mail filtering language, library
rc  libksieveui4                                        4:4.14.1-1                                                          amd64        Sieve, the mail filtering language, GUI library
rc  libksignalplotter4                                  4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        KSignalPlotter widget
rc  libkwineffects1abi5                                 4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        library used by effects for the KDE window manager
rc  libkwinglesutils1                                   4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        library with OpenGL/ES utilities for the KDE window manager
rc  libkwinglutils1abi2                                 4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        library with OpenGL utilities for the KDE window manager
rc  liblinear1:amd64                                    1.8+dfsg-4                                                          amd64        Library for Large Linear Classification
rc  liblivemedia23                                      2014.01.13-1                                                        amd64        multimedia RTSP streaming library
rc  libllvm3.5:amd64                                    1:3.5-10                                                            amd64        Modular compiler and toolchain technologies, runtime library
rc  libmagickcore-6.q16-2:amd64                         8:                                                 amd64        low-level image manipulation library -- quantum depth Q16
rc  libmagickwand-6.q16-2:amd64                         8:                                                 amd64        image manipulation library
rc  libmailcommon4                                      4:4.14.1-1                                                          amd64        email utility library
rc  libmailimporter4                                    4:4.14.1-1                                                          amd64        mailimporter library
rc  libmarblewidget19                                   4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        Marble globe widget library
rc  libmatroska6:amd64                                  1.4.1-2+deb8u1                                                      amd64        extensible open standard audio/video container format (shared library)
rc  libmessagelist4                                     4:4.14.1-1                                                          amd64        message list library
rc  libmsn0.3                                           4.2-2.6.201403240058                                                amd64        high-level C++ library for MSN Messenger [runtime]
rc  libmysqlclient18:amd64                              5.5.57-0.A~                                       amd64        MySQL database client library
rc  libnepomukcore4                                     4:4.14.0-1+b2                                                       amd64        Nepomuk Meta Data Library
rc  libnoteshared4                                      4:4.14.1-1                                                          amd64        notes support library
rc  libobrender29                                       3.5.2-8+deb8u1                                                      amd64        rendering library for openbox themes
rc  libobt2                                             3.5.2-8+deb8u1                                                      amd64        parsing library for openbox
rc  libokularcore5                                      4:4.14.2-2                                                          amd64        libraries for the Okular document viewer
rc  libopenexr6:amd64                                   1.6.1-8                                                             amd64        runtime files for the OpenEXR image library
rc  libopenjpeg5:amd64                                  1:1.5.2-3                                                           amd64        JPEG 2000 image compression/decompression library - runtime
rc  libopenvg1-mesa:amd64                               10.3.2-1+deb8u1                                                     amd64        free implementation of the OpenVG API -- runtime
rc  libpangoxft-1.0-0:amd64                             1.36.8-3                                                            amd64        Layout and rendering of internationalized text
rc  libplasma-geolocation-interface4                    4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        library for the Plasma geolocation
rc  libplasmaclock4abi4                                 4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        library for Plasma clocks
rc  libplasmagenericshell4                              4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        shared elements for all the plasma shells
rc  libplist2:amd64                                     1.11-3                                                              amd64        Library for handling Apple binary and XML property lists
rc  libpoppler46:amd64                                  0.26.5-2+deb8u1                                                     amd64        PDF rendering library
rc  libpostproc52                                       6:0.git20120821-4                                                   amd64        FFmpeg derived postprocessing library
rc  libprison0:amd64                                    1.1.1-1                                                             amd64        barcode API for Qt
rc  libprocessui4a                                      4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        library for ksysguard process user interface
rc  libproxy1:amd64                                     0.4.11-4+b2                                                         amd64        automatic proxy configuration management library (shared)
rc  libpython3.4-minimal:amd64                          3.4.2-1                                                             amd64        Minimal subset of the Python language (version 3.4)
rc  libqalculate5:amd64                                 0.9.7-9                                                             amd64        Powerful and easy to use desktop calculator - library
rc  libqextserialport1:amd64                            1.2.0~rc1+git7-g3be3fbf-1+b1                                        amd64        interface to serial ports for Qt-based apps - development files
rc  libqoauth1                                          1.0.1-2                                                             amd64        Qt-based client implementation of the OAuth authorization scheme
rc  libqpdf13:amd64                                     5.1.2-2                                                             amd64        runtime library for PDF transformation/inspection software
rc  libqtlocation1:amd64                                1.2.0-3.A~                                        amd64        Qt Mobility Location module
rc  libraw10:amd64                                      0.16.0-9+deb8u2                                                     amd64        raw image decoder library
rc  libschroedinger-1.0-0:amd64                         1.0.11-2.A~                                       amd64        library for encoding/decoding of Dirac video streams
rc  libsigc++-2.0-0c2a:amd64                            2.4.0-1                                                             amd64        type-safe Signal Framework for C++ - runtime
rc  libslp1:amd64                                       1.2.1-10+deb8u1                                                     amd64        OpenSLP shared library
rc  libsmokebase3                                       4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        SMOKE base library
rc  libsmokekdecore4-3                                  4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        KDE Core SMOKE libraries
rc  libsmokekdeui4-3                                    4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        KDE Ui SMOKE libraries
rc  libsmokekfile3                                      4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        KFile SMOKE library
rc  libsmokekhtml3                                      4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        KHTML SMOKE library
rc  libsmokekio3                                        4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        KIO SMOKE library
rc  libsmokeknewstuff2-3                                4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        KNewStuff2 SMOKE library
rc  libsmokeknewstuff3-3                                4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        KNewStuff3 SMOKE library
rc  libsmokekparts3                                     4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        KParts SMOKE libraries
rc  libsmokektexteditor3                                4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        KTextEditor SMOKE libraries
rc  libsmokekutils3                                     4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        KUtils SMOKE libraries
rc  libsmokeplasma3                                     4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        Plasma SMOKE library
rc  libsmokeqtwebkit4-3                                 4:4.12.2-2                                                          amd64        Qt WebKit SMOKE library
rc  libsmokesolid3                                      4:4.14.2-1                                                          amd64        Solid SMOKE libraries
rc  libstreamanalyzer0                                  0.7.8-1.2+b2                                                        amd64        streamanalyzer library for Strigi Desktop Search
rc  libstreams0                                         0.7.8-1.2+b2                                                        amd64        streams library for Strigi Desktop Search
rc  libswscale3:amd64                                   6:11.11-1~deb8u1                                                    amd64        Libav video scaling library
rc  libtag1-vanilla:amd64                               1.9.1-2.1                                                           amd64        audio meta-data library - vanilla flavour
rc  libtidy-0.99-0                                      20091223cvs-1.A~                                  amd64        HTML syntax checker and reformatter - library
rc  libturbojpeg1:amd64                                 1:1.3.1-12                                                          amd64        TurboJPEG runtime library - SIMD optimized
rc  libusageenvironment1                                2014.01.13-1                                                        amd64        multimedia RTSP streaming library (UsageEnvironment classes)
rc  libusbmuxd2:amd64                                   1.0.9-1                                                             amd64        USB multiplexor daemon for iPhone and iPod Touch devices - library
rc  libvcdinfo0                                         0.7.24+dfsg-0.2                                                     amd64        library to extract information from VideoCD
rc  libvlccore8:amd64                                   2.2.7-1~deb9u1                                                      amd64        base library for VLC and its modules
rc  libvncclient0:amd64                                 0.9.9+dfsg2-6.1+deb8u2                                              amd64        API to write one's own vnc server - client library
rc  libvpx1:amd64                                       1.3.0-3                                                             amd64        VP8 and VP9 video codec (shared library)
rc  libweather-ion6                                     4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        library which provides an interface for weather information services
rc  libwebrtc-audio-processing-0:amd64                  0.1-3                                                               amd64        AudioProcessing module from the WebRTC project.
rc  libx264-142:amd64                                   2:0.142.2431+gita5831aa-1+b2                                        amd64        x264 video coding library
rc  libxapian22                                         1.2.19-1+deb8u1                                                     amd64        Search engine library
rc  libzip2                                             0.11.2-1.2                                                          amd64        library for reading, creating, and modifying zip archives (runtime)
rc  linux-image-4.9.0-6-amd64                           4.9.88-1+deb9u1                                                     amd64        Linux 4.9 for 64-bit PCs
rc  linux-image-4.9.0-8-amd64                           4.9.144-3                                                           amd64        Linux 4.9 for 64-bit PCs
rc  linux-image-4.9.0-9-amd64                           4.9.168-1+deb9u5                                                    amd64        Linux 4.9 for 64-bit PCs
rc  linux-image-4.9.0-ucs107-amd64                      4.9.30-2A~                                        amd64        Linux 4.9 for 64-bit PCs
rc  linux-image-4.9.0-ucs108-amd64                      4.9.30-2A~                                        amd64        Linux 4.9 for 64-bit PCs
rc  marble-data                                         4:16.08.3-1                                                         all          data files for Marble
rc  mountall                                            2.54                                                                amd64        filesystem mounting tool
rc  mysql-server-5.5                                    5.5.57-0.A~                                       amd64        MySQL database server binaries and system database setup
rc  nagios3-cgi                                         3.5.1.dfsg-2+b1                                                     amd64        cgi files for nagios3
rc  nagios3-common                                      3.5.1.dfsg-2                                                        all          support files for nagios3
rc  openbox                                             3.5.2-8+deb8u1                                                      amd64        standards-compliant, fast, light-weight and extensible window manager
rc  oxygencursors                                       0.0.2012-06-kde4.8-                               all          Oxygen mouse cursor theme
rc  perl-modules                                        5.20.2-3+deb8u6A~                                 all          Core Perl modules
rc  php5-curl                                           5.6.30+dfsg-0+deb8u1                                                amd64        CURL module for php5
rc  php5-gmp                                            5.6.30+dfsg-0+deb8u1                                                amd64        GMP module for php5
rc  php5-ldap                                           5.6.30+dfsg-0+deb8u1                                                amd64        LDAP module for php5
rc  php5-mcrypt                                         5.6.30+dfsg-0+deb8u1                                                amd64        MCrypt module for php5
rc  php5-memcache                                       3.0.8-5                                                             amd64        memcache extension module for PHP5
rc  pkg-config                                          0.29-4+b1                                                           amd64        manage compile and link flags for libraries
rc  plasma-widgets-workspace                            4:4.11.13-2A~                                     amd64        plasma widgets and containments for the KDE Plasma Workspace
rc  polkit-kde-1                                        4:5.8.4-1                                                           all          transitional dummy package
rc  python-jsonschema                                   2.5.1-6                                                             all          An(other) implementation of JSON Schema (Draft 3 and 4) - Python 2.7
rc  python-pbr                                          1.10.0-1                                                            all          inject useful and sensible default behaviors into setuptools - Python 2.x
rc  python-websocket                                    0.37.0-2                                                            all          WebSocket client library - Python 2.7
rc  python3.4                                           3.4.2-1                                                             amd64        Interactive high-level object-oriented language (version 3.4)
rc  python3.4-minimal                                   3.4.2-1                                                             amd64        Minimal subset of the Python language (version 3.4)
rc  squid3                                              3.5.23-5+deb9u1A~                                 all          Transitional package
rc  univention-letsencrypt                              1.2.2-3A~                                         all          univention-letsencrypt - automatically request SSL certificates
rc  univention-system-setup-boot                        10.0.11-2A~                                       all          Starting univention-system-setup on next boot
rc  vlc                                                 2.2.7-1~deb9u1                                                      amd64        multimedia player and streamer
rc  vlc-nox                                             2.2.7-1~deb9u1                                                      amd64        transitional dummy package
rc  vlc-plugin-notify:amd64                             2.2.7-1~deb9u1                                                      amd64        LibNotify plugin for VLC
rc  vlc-plugin-samba:amd64                              2.2.7-1~deb9u1                                                      amd64        Samba plugin for VLC
rc  xserver-xorg-video-modesetting                      0.9.0-2                                                             amd64        X.Org X server -- Generic modesetting driver

I wonder whether this detects any docker apps.

Ich antworte hier mal eben auf Deutsch, Englisch ist nicht so ganz meins :slight_smile:

Also diese RC-Pakete sind Pakete, die entfernt wurden, aber von denen die
Konfigurationsdateien noch vorhanden sind.

Ob und wie das jetzt einen Docker-Container betrifft, kann ich nicht sagen.
Ich würde mal diese ganzen RC-Pakete entfernen und dann nochmal eine Neuinstallation von Horde probieren.

Entfernen kannst du diese Pakete hiermit:

dpkg --list | grep "^rc" | cut -d " " -f 3 | xargs sudo dpkg --purge

Vorher natürlich eine Sicherung deines Systems durchführen.

Falls das nichts bringt, weiss ich auch nicht mehr weiter.


Vielen Dank für Deine Hinweise.

Das Problem ist bei einem Update von Horde geschehen. Die neue Version läuft unter Docker. Dabei wurde offenbar die Konfiguration gekillt. Einige andere User hatten die von mir beobachteten Probleme auch, es ließ sich aber durch Neuinstallation beheben. Nur bei mir nicht.

Ich vermute, dass das Problem die Konfigurationsdaten darstellen, die ich in irgendeiner Datenbank vermute, PostGreSQL soweit ich weiß. Mit MySQL habe ich verschiedentlich gearbeitet, aber mit PostGreSQL kenne ich mich nicht wirklich aus.

Ich warte noch auf den Horde - Experten, der mir den Einzeiler für die Kommandozeile liefert, nach dessen Ausführung Horde auf Null gesetzt wird …

Danke nochmals - Martin

Dieser Post SOLVED: Horde Installation bricht ab mit "Insufficient access (50)" zeigt die Lösung:

Diese beiden Verzeichnisse müssen vor einer Neuinstallation gelöscht werden:


Die Daten (z. B. vom Kalender) bleiben trotzdem erhalten.

Horde was delivered in two flavours:

  • as a native app (<= 5.1.4-1/ UCS 4.0), or
  • inside a docker container (>= 5.2.7-3 / UCS 4.1)

If horde was installed as a native app, you could remove all the old horde packages:

apt-get remove --yes --purge php-horde* univention-horde4 pear-horde-channel
apt-get remove --yes --purge php5* libapache2-mod-php5 libssh2-php php-services-weather php-xml-serializer php-xml-parser php-soap php-mdb2-driver-mysql php-mdb2 php-pear php-net-url php-http-request php-mail php-net-smtp php-net-socket php-net-sieve php-net-ldap php-net-ftp php-net-dime php-mail-mimedecode php-mail-mime php-mbstring php-http-webdav-server php-date php-cache php-auth-sasl

Please also have a look at

If horde is installed as a docker container from the App Center, you could force-remove and reinstall a fresh horde:

univention-app update
univention-app stall horde
univention-app remove --do-not-backup horde
univention-app register
univention-app install horde

Please note that all settings from horde might be removed by this.

Thanks for the additional info. In my case it helped to uninstall horde, delete


and reinstall horde. All important data (such as calendar entries) were kept.