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I set up a brand new Raspbmc and installed transmission-daemon on it. I was able to stop it by issuing a

sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop,

after which I proceed to make some changes to the settings.json, mainly to the download paths. My target folder was my NAS SMB share. I restarted the daemon and it was working. I was able to access it using the web UI and add a torrent to it and it even started downloading, but it failed due to a permissions problem.

Then I proceeded to add the user pi to debian-transmission as per some solutions and modified the /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon script to reflect the new username. After this, the daemon wouldn't start due to some error. I decided to start over - remove transmission and install it again - but after this, the daemon can no longer be started or stopped using the same command mentioned above. It keeps saying sudo: /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon: command not found.

How can I completely remove all traces of transmission-daemon including all config files and start afresh? My only hope at this point seems to be to wipe the card and redo Raspbmc and everything all over again...

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    give this a try assuming you installed using apt-get. sudo apt-get purge <package-name> replace <package-name> with your package's name. – Steve Robillard Oct 13 '14 at 14:33
  • @SteveRobillard that worked! Purging cleaned everything up, so I was able to reinstall and get it sorted. You should post this as an answer so I can accept! – aalaap Oct 14 '14 at 9:24
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To completely remove a program and its configuration files use this command:

sudo apt-get purge <package-name> 

replace with your package's name, so in this case you would type:

sudo apt-get purge transmission-daemon
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Remove your installation of transmission-daemon

sudo apt-get purge transmission-daemon

Make sure the configuration files are removed

rm /etc/transmission-daemon/

Then follow this tutorial to reinstall transmission-daemon.

Also, make sure you use

sudo service transmission-daemon start

to start the service, instead of sudo /etc/init.d/transmission-daemon stop.

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