Re: Doing an "apt-get --purge remove" after an earlier "remove"?
Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 10:14:01AM -0500, Lloyd Zusman wrote:
>> [ ... ]
>> dpkg - warning: ignoring request to remove the-package which
>> isn't installed.
>> ... and none of the remaining pieces of "the-package" are removed.
> 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.
>> Is there perhaps some sort of global configuration option that I need to
>> set, in order to make this work?
OK. So then I won't worry about "--purge" not working here. I guess
I'll just dig into the installation scripts and try to figure out what
they created, so I can get rid of it all manually.
I don't suppose there are any tools that aid in doing this, aside from
the standard Unix text-processing utilties. As I learn more about the
structure of these packages, maybe I'll write such a tool.
Thanks for your help.
> Colin Watson [email@example.com]