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

On Tuesday 02 March 2004 10:10, 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?

Thanks to everyone who said "dpkg --purge".  I'm so used to using
apt-get for everything (except dpkg -l) that I hadn't thought to look

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