Package: dpkg Version: 1.10.10 Severity: wishlist File: /usr/bin/dpkg As I understand, removing a package instead of purging it is only meant to leave the config files installed. So does it make any sense to leave a record in the package database (an "rc" line in the "dpkg -l" output) when there aren't any config files in the package? Here is an example of a removed (but not purged) package: $ dpkg -L libgmp3 Package `libgmp3' does not contain any files (!) My suggestion is to automatically purge a package when it is requested to be removed, iff the package does not contain any config files. Is that feasible? Thanks, - Stephan.
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