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

On Thu, Dec 05, 2002 at 07:50:44PM -0500, Lloyd Zusman wrote:
> 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.
> 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.

Erm, if it's been removed and there are no conffiles and no post-removal
script, then there should be nothing left to remove. Otherwise it's a
bug. Could you elaborate on what package you're talking about?

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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