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Re: Doing an "apt-get --purge remove" after an earlier "remove"?

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:

> On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 09:34:01AM -0500, Lloyd Zusman wrote:
>> In other words, I intended to type this:
>>   apt-get --purge remove the-package
>> ... but I inadvertantly typed this:
>>   apt-get remove the-package
>> In these cases, is there any way that I can now do the equivalent of the
>> "--purge" without re-installing the package and re-issuing the "remove"
>> command with the "--purge" flag?
> Use 'dpkg --purge the-package'.
> Cheers,

Thank you, but sadly, that doesn't work for me.  When I run it, I get
this response.

  dpkg - warning: ignoring request to remove the-package which
  isn't installed.

... and none of the remaining pieces of "the-package" are removed.

Is there perhaps some sort of global configuration option that I need to
set, in order to make this work?

> -- 
> Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

 Lloyd Zusman

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