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Re: Useless cruft in /var/lib/dpkg/status

Paul Seelig wrote:
> This means, that still 422 entries for purged packages stay in this
> file.  Doesn't it strike anyone as kind of strange that *purging* a
> package results in such left overs?  What is the point of purging a
> package if it actually doesn't purge all of a package's traces from
> a given system?

Not really. For example, if a package fails to completly clean up on
purge and this triggers a bug in another package, it can help debugging
if the former package shows up as purged in dpkg -l.

see shy jo

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