I have tried to uninstall the bluez package, as shown below, but bluetoothd -v still outputs a version. Why is this?

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo apt-get autoremove bluez
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package 'bluez' is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 3 not upgraded.

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ bluetoothd -v 
  • Could you try running dpkg -l | grep bluez and edit your post to add the output (if there is any)?
    – Aurora0001
    Commented Jun 12, 2018 at 12:54

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Seems there is something broken with your installation. Maybe you can repair it by installing bluez (again?) and deinstall it in the hope it will then also deinstall bluetoothd which is part of the package.

rpi ~$ sudo apt update
rpi ~$ sudo apt full-upgrade
rpi ~$ sudo apt install bluez
rpi ~$ sudo apt --autoremove purge bluez

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