Re: Doing an "apt-get --purge remove" after an earlier "remove"?
Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.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'.
Thank you, but sadly, that doesn't work for me. When I run it, I get
dpkg - warning: ignoring request to remove the-package which
... 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 [email@example.com]