I have installed the xmlsitemap module, which is in alpha state. The module has an incomplete uninstall routine. Right now I am getting this error at /admin/config:

User warning: The following module is missing from the file system: xmlsitemap in drupal_get_filename() (line 240 of core/includes/bootstrap.inc). drupal_get_filename('module', 'xmlsitemap') (Line: 263) drupal_get_path('module', 'xmlsitemap') (Line: 134) module_load_include('install', 'xmlsitemap') (Line: 93) module_load_install('xmlsitemap') (Line: 82) drupal_load_updates() (Line: 109) Drupal\system\SystemManager->listRequirements() (Line: 96) Drupal\system\SystemManager->checkRequirements() (Line: 102) Drupal\system\Controller\SystemController->overview('system.admin_config') call_user_func_array(Array, Array) (Line: 123) Drupal\Core\EventSubscriber\EarlyRenderingControllerWrapperSubscriber->Drupal\Core\EventSubscriber{closure}() (Line: 574) Drupal\Core\Render\Renderer->executeInRenderContext(Object, Object) (Line: 124) Drupal\Core\EventSubscriber\EarlyRenderingControllerWrapperSubscriber->wrapControllerExecutionInRenderContext(Array, Array) (Line: 97) Drupal\Core\EventSubscriber\EarlyRenderingControllerWrapperSubscriber->Drupal\Core\EventSubscriber{closure}() call_user_func_array(Object, Array) (Line: 144) Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\HttpKernel->handleRaw(Object, 1) (Line: 64) Symfony\Component\HttpKernel\HttpKernel->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 57) Drupal\Core\StackMiddleware\Session->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 47) Drupal\Core\StackMiddleware\KernelPreHandle->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 99) Drupal\page_cache\StackMiddleware\PageCache->pass(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 78) Drupal\page_cache\StackMiddleware\PageCache->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 47) Drupal\Core\StackMiddleware\ReverseProxyMiddleware->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 50) Drupal\Core\StackMiddleware\NegotiationMiddleware->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 23) Stack\StackedHttpKernel->handle(Object, 1, 1) (Line: 656) Drupal\Core\DrupalKernel->handle(Object) (Line: 19)

There are dozens of entries in my database, which are related to this module. Is there any quick way, to remove the module's orphaned data?

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Use following database query to remove the module:

Drupal 8

DELETE FROM key_value WHERE collection='system.schema' AND name='module_name'

Drupal 7

DELETE from system where name = 'old_module1' AND type = 'module'

See: How to fix "The following module is missing from the file system..." warning messages.

  • That worked. The message is not appearing anymore. Apart from that there is orphaned data in the database, which must be cleaned manually.
    – jepster
    May 23, 2017 at 20:14

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