Re: Elvis Packaging questions
firstname.lastname@example.org (Erik B. Andersen) wrote:
>Does anybody know a way to manually force dpkg to completely purge and
>remove an old package. (Please do not suggest that I use "Replaces:
>elviscmn" and "Conflicts: elviscmn". It does not work, due to bug #4947.
>I am asking for OTHER ways to get this done manually that wont mess up the
>Debian stuff, and will not leave the old package elviscmn on the system.)
postinst would probably be the best way to do this, I'd guess.
>All these files are leftovers and should be removed. Any ideas on how to
>remove them (without breaking the packaging system) are welcome. Is there
>any way for a script to check if a particular package is installed? Doing
>if [ `dpkg -??? elviscmn` != "0" ] ; then #if true, elviscmn is installed
shouldn't dpkg return 0 if a package is installed, and you do a -i (or -L,
for that matter), but return non-zero otherwise? If so, just
if [ dpkg ... ] ; then
should do what you need to do.
> dpkg --purge elviscmn
> rm -rf /usr/lib/elvis # This removes the old configuration files
If they're listed as conffiles, then --purge will get rid of them in any
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