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Re: --purge when package already gone ?

Christophe Courtois <christophe@courtois.cc> writes:

> Slrn is gone a long time ago on my small server, but cron.weekly
> complains it is not there. I could rm the script, but that's not
> 'clean'. I'd like to do a 'apt-get remove --purge', but apt-get
> doesn't want to. Any way through the standard tools ?

You should be able to 'dpkg --purge slrn'.  The other possibility is
that the file really is randomly left over (it might not be a
dpkg-managed conffile, and the package's scripts could be sloppy), in
which case 'rm' should be able to address your problem sufficiently

David Maze         dmaze@debian.org      http://people.debian.org/~dmaze/
"Theoretical politics is interesting.  Politicking should be illegal."
	-- Abra Mitchell

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