I just installed Debian Squeeze to work as a Postgresql server, but when I try to recover a backup something went wrong. After a search, I deleted the cluster (data dir) and uninstalled Postgresql. Afterwards, I was unable to make the server work (install, remove, purge).

What can I do so that apt-get install postgresql would behave as if it was a fresh Debian install?

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    Please post the error you are receiving
    – jishi
    Mar 2, 2011 at 9:06

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Really a shot in the dark without the actual error message, but in the olden days, I had to manually delete the user "postgres" before reinstalling would work.

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