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