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Re: apt-get & packages marked as rc

On Fri, Sep 21, 2001 at 07:58:24PM +0000, Rajesh Fowkar wrote:
> Is there any way to remove all the packages at a stretch using apt or dpkg
> ?
> When we do apt-get remove the configuration files are retained. Now say I
> want to remove all these packges permenantly along with the configuration
> files, How to do that ? At present I am doing dpkg --purge <all the
> packages>. Is there any better way ?

`dpkg --purge` works and is a correct way.  Personally, though, I
prefer `apt-get remove --purge`, but they should be equivalent.  If
you use dselect, you can set a package's state to "_" to purge it.

Those are all the ways I know of to purge a package.  Did I miss any?

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