In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Carlos Williams wrote: >On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ><email@example.com> wrote: >> It's nothing to do with the order your installed packages. It is the >> difference between removed and purged. Confiles -- files where changes by >> the local administrator are preserved when upgrading -- are kept after >> removal. While this category covers files that are just configuration, it >> also covers init scripts and cron jobs. Confiles are not deleted when the >> program is removed -- so the configuration is preserved if this is just a >> temporary removal (required for some complex upgrades). Confiles are >> deleted when the package is purged. > >I thought I was purging the package, no? > >#apt-get remove --purge exim4 See my earlier reply on why this might not get all the exim files. Summary: Most of the files aren't in a package called "exim4". Use (aptitude search '~c') to see programs in the "Configured" state -- removed but not purged. Use (aptitude purge '~c') to remove those confiles. -- Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. ,= ,-_-. =. firstname.lastname@example.org ((_/)o o(\_)) ICQ: 514984 YM/AIM: DaTwinkDaddy `-'(. .)`-' http://iguanasuicide.net/ \_/
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