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Re: package removal



On Sun, Apr 01, 2001 at 07:19:55PM -0700, Erik Steffl wrote:
> 
>   yes, how did you guess?
> 
>   it removes package but not its config files (I guess rationale is that
> if you'd reinstall packages you have your original config, in other
> words: package removal is easily reversible while config removal is not)
> 
>   use dkpg -purge to remove everything, incuding config files (or some
> other purge, I forgot, check man dpkg and/opr man apt-get, man dselect
> or man for your favourite dselect replacment)

    apt-get --purge remove <package> runs dpkg in purge mode. 

    Mike

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Michael P. Soulier <msoulier@storm.ca> 
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