Thomas Adam wrote: > Sam Halliday wrote: > > may i ask how this would suggest that i have a broken system? i fail to > > see the > > reasoning. > > You said to "purge all un-installed apps". I mis-read that. Mind you, it > wasn't well written anyway. :) What you mean is, you "remove'd" a package > but did not --purge? :-) but as a more general solution i'd just like to get my dpkg list to agree with the `apt-get dselect-upgrade` one. > > > One suggestion I could make to you is an apt-get --reinstall install > > foo foo+ > > > > what would that achieve? i don't want to reinstall any applications, i > > just want > > an easy way to purge the uninstalled package config files to save > > clutter. > > Then the only way to do that is to --reinstall and --purge. No big deal. yeah... i had considered doing that, but it seemed a one-liner script to purge apps using dpkg --get/set-selections and sed.
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