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Re: Purging a replaced program

So what everyone is too busy flaming and trolling to answer my questions?

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Jaldhar H. Vyas wrote:

> This problem was originally posted to debian-mentors but is reposted here
> to get a wider audience.  The background is webmin and webmin-ssl are
> interchangeable (except the latter has ssl enabled.)  They provide,
> conflict, and replace each other.  A user reported that if he installed
> webmin, then webmin-ssl he was then not able to purge webmin.
> Here is what I get after installing webmin, then webmin-ssl  (Both
> provide, conflict, and replace each other.):
> $ dpkg -l | grep webmin
> ic  webmin         0.92-1         Web-based administration toolkit
> ii  webmin-core    0.92-1         core modules for webmin
> ii  webmin-ssl     0.92-2         Web-based administration toolkit
> Qestion 1:  Why is webmin shown as ic.  It should have been replaced no?
> Certainly all its' conffiles should belong to webmin-ssl shouldn't they?
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/webmin.list exists but it is 0 length.
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/webmin.conffiles does not exist.
> /var/lib/dpkg/info/webmin.postrm still exists.
> Question 2:  why is webmins' postrm still hanging around?

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>
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