Re: apt-get remove <package>
Thanks for the tip. I can understand that a carefully crafted
configuration file is something that you don't want to lose, but there
have been a lot of packages that I just wanted to download and try out
and then removed a few minutes later. ;)
I wish that Debian used /usr/local more, but I guess its a case of where
do you draw the line when deciding if something should be in /usr/bin or
/usr/local/bin. For me, I generally reserve local for stuff that I install
by hand to keep things somewhat sane. FreeBSD uses the local directory a
lot though.....all a matter of taste really.
Thanks for the tip though, I guess if I read through the man files again I
might have picked that up, but I've found that I haven't had to use the
advanced features of apt much, and really...I prefer tarballs anyways for
some masochistic reason. :)
On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, John R Lenton wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 12:44:24AM -0400, User zos wrote:
> > I'm sorry...its been a super crazy night (and I mean ULTRA) and this has
> > been bothering me for a while. Is there a specific benefit to not deleting
> > this stuff after I have decided that I no longer want something installed
> > on my box?
> you might need the configuration later on. I know realizing just
> after you've purged a package that you should've kept the config
> files for next time you need the package isn't very nice.
> use --purge.
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