Bug#610194: Quick way to purge packages
There have been suggestions on d-devel@ of some sort of script to work out
what packages need purging. A relatively easy approach is to:
aptitude purge '~c'
which will purge all removed-but-not-purged packages. One should be careful
that this doesn't blow away config files that you actually wanted though --
there's a sound reason for separating package remove and config file removal.
aptitude search '~c'
will give a list of packages that would be purged.
Perhaps §4.1.6 is an appropriate place to put this information.
Stuart Prescott -- www.nanonanonano.net