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

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> [2002-12-05 16:57:23 +0000]:
> On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 10:14:01AM -0500, Lloyd Zusman wrote:
> > ... and none of the remaining pieces of "the-package" are removed.

How are you determining that pieces of the package are remaining?
They should not be there at that point.

> Then there's nothing more to do. The "purge" step only makes a
> difference if the package has a post-removal script; it seems that this
> one doesn't.

I think you meant 'conffiles'?  Configuration files such as those in
/etc/package.conf are left around unless you purge them.

But it applies to more than just /etc/*.conf.  For example exim has a
crontab entry that runs (doing nothing) unless you purge it if you
replace exim with something else but don't purge exim.


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