Re: Doing an "apt-get --purge remove" after an earlier "remove"?
On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 10:27:21AM -0700, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2002-12-05 16:57:23 +0000]:
> > 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.
Oh, both post-removal scripts and conffiles, yes. Post-removal scripts
often purge configuration files that aren't managed by dpkg.
The full details of purging are in the Debian Policy Manual.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]