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Re: apt-get: purging a package that has already been removed?

On Tuesday 02 March 2004 10:46, Adam Funk wrote:
> Sorry if this is a stupid question, but...
> Suppose foo has already been removed without the --purge option, and I
> later want to purge it.
> # apt-get --purge remove foo
> gives the error that foo is not installed and therefore takes no action.
> I can work around this with
> # apt-get install foo
> # apt-get --purge remove foo
> but that seems silly.  Is there a "correct" way to purge foo?

aptitude seems happy enough to purge previously removed packages.


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