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

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.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?
> Nope.
> Cheers,

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                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

 Lloyd Zusman

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