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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 <cjwatson@debian.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                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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