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Re: aptitude not working after using alien

Travis Crump <pretzalz@techhouse.org> [2002-11-10 14:54:11 -0500]:
> Bob Proulx wrote:
> >Yes.  But if the package has already been uninstalled then you can't
> >purge it.  You must install it again and then remove it using purge.
> Sure you can, I just tried it.  I did dpkg -l | grep ^rc, picked a 
> random package and dpkg --purged it and it purged successfully.  You 
> can't apt-get remove --purge a removed package, but you can dpkg --purge it.

Sweet!  That is a very useful tidbit to know.

Thanks for pointing that out.


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